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Philosophical Corner: Your Original Face

Welcome to the Philosophical Corner! This is a Kōan Meditation that utilizes a Zen Kōan: an unanswerable question, story, or statement used in Zen practice. Traditionally presented to a student from a teacher (or in modern times, used in one's own meditation practice), Kōans are innately designed to be unknowable, and are intended to stimulate deep thought and contemplation. 

The Kōan in this meditation is as follows:

Without thinking of good or evil, show me your original face before your mother and father were born.

Don't struggle to decipher its meaning. Come to peace with the lack of clear answers, and accept that it can only be understood by your spirit, not your intellect. It may help you become more comfortable with the unknowable, as well as the uncontrollable parts of your own life and the world around you. Remember: the point is not to find an answer, but simply to ponder! 

This meditation is ideal for people who are more curious or experienced in meditation.

Duration: 18 mins

Categories

Philosophy
Medium Meditation
Release
Perspective
Guided Meditation

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