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Single Idea 8227

[catalogued under 29. Religion / C. Spiritual Disciplines / 4. Zen Buddhism]

Full Idea

Feel your substance, bones, flesh, blood, saturated with cosmic essence.

Gist of Idea

Feel your whole body saturated with cosmic essence


Anon (Cent) (Centring [c.500 BCE], 23)

Book Reference

'Zen Flesh, Zen Bones', ed/tr. Reps,Paul [Penguin 1971], p.155

A Reaction

I find this unsatisfactory. Being a sad victim of materialistic western scientific culture, I don't think 'cosmic essence' exists. I could imagine myself full of the stuff, and that might feel good, but I could also imagine I had won the lottery.