What Good is Zen?

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What good is Zen? What can we expect from our practice? Is Zen about transformation? We do expect a lot, of course, and that's normal and healthy. When we tie ourselves up in knots of pseudo-no-gain, hiding our gaining ideas even from ourselves, we betray our simple humanity. Our gaining ideas are dreams, or course, and are equally the real deal. As are all the sights, sounds, smell, tastes and touches of this dream life. Yes, dream life. Sometimes even on a sunny day, it inexplicably … [Read more...]