WHAT ALBERT EINSTEIN SAID ABOUT ZEN BUDDHISM
An interesting statement from a special mind.
“Zen Buddhism has the characteristics of what our modern world can expect for a so-called
“Universal religion” even if it is not a religion in its strict theological sense.
It transcends personal god or gods, avoids dogmas, theology, divinities, miracles and hierarchy.
It covers both the material and immaterial or spiritual worlds.
It is based from the connection, personal experience and empathy with all living beings and the world
around them, in a conscious mindful way, creating, therefore, a meaningful unity called “Oneness”, which will last forever and no one can explain.
Meditation: difficulties, hesitation and doubts about our practice Dec. 2nd 18
Maybe we have the will and good reasons such as dealing with our current issues to start meditation and keep doing it. Unfortunately, it does not work that way:
We simply are too busy with zillions of things on your plate to meditate.
We are lacking energy and discipline to sit still even for few min. every day and for many months.
We are struggling because our mind is constantly racing and we cannot control it as you wish and as
We have been told. Our mind is very talkative (~200,000 thoughts/day) and they cannot be stopped.
We doubt about meditation because you do not sense any immediate benefits from your ongoing
practice and we don’t have the patience to wait for results.
We are finding many excuses to skip your group and solo practice and even decided to quit like 90%
of new comers after 3 months everywhere.
We don’t understand very well how meditation works or, even, we don’t believe in this Oriental practice.
Finally, we are, automatically judging negatively the quality of our meditation and its progress.