VÍCTOR MANUEL GUZMÁN VILLENA
The holistic worldview of humanity, as an unitary and totalizing conception goes back to the origins of mankind. The oldest and diverse cultures conceived that the movement of nature tends toward order and balance, considered the human being as an integral part of living nature in constant change. Therefore the oriental cultures learned the existence in this way, being perpetuated until today. In the West however this culture begins to fade while started the new increasingly fragmented and materialistic worldview of reality from the dualism of Descartes, and embodied in its fullest expression in the mechanistic paradigm of Newton. Taking into account what has been said the direction of this work aims to highlight the Zen doctrine.
The principles of Zen are: Perfection for everyone who commands, those who fights to be peaceful and not be angry; for those who want to win, must not fight; for that which is served by humans is to serve them. We must take things as they come, walk when you want to walk, sit when you want to sit. There is nothing to lose or win. Let things go, not to seek or flee, all afflictions are originate in the mind So why look elsewhere to get rid of them? as everything is within us, to trust ourselves and look inside our self, what is there, and remember that your life is here and now. This is the Zen spirit.
Zen is that which is closest to the innermost dynamics of creation because it causes enlightenment. With respect to the Zen experience is necessary to emphasize the fact that it is not a religion or a philosophy, but a great discipline of the trip we do since we came to earth to the great goal that every human being intended, which is lucidity against everything, against the universe.
Zen is experience, concentrated life, life always conscious or aware of everyday things, awareness of
all times, all action, all inaction. The sense of Zen is fundamentally liberating impulse, mental trend diluted antagonisms, supports coexistence of opposites leads to detachment and articulates areas of the conscious and unconscious, so that stands in a bold attempt to emancipate the man for the abolition of the results of the dualistic mind, divisive, discriminating the rational and the irrational.
Zen is experience, live always conscious or aware of everyday things, awareness at all times, all action, all inaction. The sense of Zen is fundamentally a liberating mental impulse, mental tendency to dilute antagonisms, accepts the coexistence of opposites,leads to detachment and articulates areas of the conscious and unconscious, so it stands as an audacious attempt to emancipate the human being for the abolition of the results of the dualistic mind, divisive, that discriminates the rational and the irrational.
Eastern culture has a word for this process of rebirth, illumination, and in Zen Buddhism is satori. The satori (wu in Chinese) clarity there is in the things themselves, experienced from absolute overcoming all differences, all dualism is the transcendence of logical circle; but it is an experience that no conventional language can explain, the conceptualized satori is no longer satori. The opening of satori can give an inarticulate sound, an observation, an incident, trivial, ie, it is an act that occurs unconsciously when one's mind has matured. It is a new birth; intellectually is the acquisition of a new point of view.
The enlightened is indeed an awakening and therefore constitutes a new mental outlook, intuitive insight, an ability that matures as a result, a form of care that is becoming ever more deeply and slowly defines words, how to combine them, as opposed to intellectual and logical human understanding, revelation of a new world hitherto unperceived by the dualistic mind.
The discipline of Zen can become a way of life, a valuable means of knowledge, where silence enables a new space where the creative possibility emerges. It is possible to regain the conjunction of words and silence, "open something between worfs and silence" and attempt to recov silence, and from there being a presence that few languages are capable of transmitting.
With respect to the union with nature by Eastern cultures, Zen maintains a perception and identification with what exists in it is sacred. The sacralization of nature touches the everyday, and by extension, daily life develops from, and in a predominantly natural environment. May also traced the presence of nature from the experience of non-dual consciousness of reality in our existence about what it is in our constitutive be and what can learn to live. This change of perspective produces a completely new sense of reality and values.