Jan 27, 2014

The Koans of Zen and Meditative Question

“The Koan is the door,
the answer is the key.
But the basic point is not about opening the door,
It is about what you will see there...»
(Probably, if I have put it here, someone might have said this somewhere…)
In one of the previous articles of this blog in have outlined a fundamental aspect of understanding the meditation (dhiana).

Some words about Kumbh Mela

I have recalled that I have a small thing to be done for the blog. Early last year I visited Kumbh Mela and I promised I would express my opinion concerning the symbolism of this holiday, but I was tied up with my affairs and I have not written a corresponding port. But I will do it now.
So, according to the legend the festival of Kumbh Mela is associated with a story that tells that Garuda had spilled some drops (mela) from the bowl (kumbha) with amrita stolen from Gods. The major portion of the amrita was spilled in the place where the Ganges meets the Yamuna (Prayaga), thus one’s bathing in this place during a holiday is favourable.