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Zen Meditation: Exploring Its Rich History and Unlocking Mental and Physical Health Benefits

"Zen meditation offers a profound journey to inner peace, reducing stress and enhancing focus. It promotes emotional well-being and physical health through relaxation, pain management, and lowered blood pressure." Michael Corthell In our fast-paced and chaotic world, finding inner peace and balance has become increasingly important. Zen meditation, with its profound history and powerful techniques, offers a pathway to achieve tranquility and improve both mental and physical well-being. In this article, we will delve into the origins and evolution of Zen meditation and explore practical ways to incorporate it into your daily routine, reaping its numerous health benefits. Origins and Evolution of Zen Meditation: Ancient Roots in Buddhism: Zen meditation, also known as Zazen, traces its roots back to ancient India and the teachings of Gautama Buddha. Around the 5th century CE, Zen Buddhism emerged as a distinct school in China, blending Mahayana Buddhism with Taoist principles.

Zen Meditation | The Way of Zen

Meditation View Zen meditation, also known as Zazen, is a meditation technique rooted in Buddhist psychology. The goal of Zen meditation is to regulate attention. It’s sometimes referred to as a practice that involves “thinking about not thinking.”  ''Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!'' — Henry David Thoreau by Michael Corthell My goal in realizing a competent understanding of the world and the Universe around me is to simplify things as I see fit. It is for my benefit but if it helps others get a more precise picture of how this glorious living being we call the Universe or God operates, all the better, but please understand I am not telling anyone they should believe as I do. I simply ask that you consider what I say and my way of understanding reality. First up in the series of 'What I Believe

Scrooge had a Cosmic Awakening(Enlightenment)

  Satori or a cosmic awakening is said to be a personal event that is unexplainable, indescribable, and unintelligible by reason and logic. It is comparable to the experience undergone by Gautama Buddha when he sat under the Bodi tree and, as such, is the central Zen goal. Some also speculate that it preceded and prompted Jesus' Earthly ministry. by Michael Corthell I had been struggling to find a way to describe the Zen experience of Satori, one that nearly everyone could relate to and understand. I found it quite by accident while researching another topic in Zen philosophy . I came across this fun(and enlightening) article; The Psychedelic Scrooge Satori   From the article: ''I think it would be nice if there were 'Ascendency Welcome Centers' for 'awakened' misers. I think the Scrooge awakening is going to start happening all over the world because of the cosmic alignment (or pre-apocalypse fever); people will all go off at once, like popcorn after the fi