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Who did such a long practice? What did you do for 100 days? Who is in the progress?
I tried many times. I usually(once I did but it was about my bad habit, not a formal zen meditation) gave up-something gave it another direction.
On 19.06 I'll finish a 108bows-for-100-days practice, if I persevere..
Founder of Kwan Um got enlightenment after a rigorous 100-days practice(20h a day):
"...For twenty hours every day he chanted the Great Dharani of Original Mind Energy. Several times a day he took ice-cold baths. It was a very rigorous practice..."
You begin a 100-day, 3-month, 49-day, 1-week etc. etc. practice and something gives it another direction as it is somehow mechanical and life is a living thing. What do you do? Start from beginning, lie to yourself and others, give up...?
"...Soen-sa had already understood the sutras. He realized that the only important thing now was practice. So ten days after his ordination, he went further up into the mountains and began a one-hundred-day retreat on Won Gak Mountain (the Mountain of Perfect Enlightenment)..."
Since nobody wants to share their 100-day practice
(after yesterday's 5x108 on my knees today my karma speeds up, miracles happen along with feedback from students about my mistakes-they always felt it but now they are willing to tell me about my faults, I mean it. There is something mysterious in these )
I would like to ask moderators to delete this topic as I am talking to myself only..
Maybe doing itself is enough...thank you for your teachings.
Two things come to mind:
1.) Is practice to be defined by only formal practices (bowing, sitting, chanting, etc)?
2.) Also, a humble suggestion. We have thread called Meditation Journal. You may want to participate there
with Mike (Ko Shin).
As far as 100 days practice goes, I have been in the habit of doing bows everyday while winter Kyol Che at Diamond Hill is in session. When the time comes, I would be happy to join you in this style practice, in the Meditation Journal thread.
Good luck and thanks for practicing,
You make, you get
New Haven Zen Center
Keith- not doing bowing, sitting or chanting, etc is just an excuse.
Thank you for joining this Meditation Journal thread.
I am looking forward to seeing you join this style practice soon. Together practice makes perfect.
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