Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – The Cosmic Mudra”

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BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self

by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – The Cosmic Mudra”:

The oval hand mudra of zazen-only reminds us to always live from our hara and the still center point of our gut-core intelligence. As this reminder is wholly visceral in nature, it does not depend on the recollecting power of our ego-self and thinking mind. When we heed the visceral reminder of our cosmic mudra, we somatically sink into the still brilliance of our core-Self with each inhalation.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – The Practice Of Clarity”

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BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self

by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – The Practice Of Clarity”:

To wholly embody the vibrant stillness of core-Self is to be the brilliant intelligence of core-Self beyond thinking. To be the brilliant intelligence of core-Self beyond thinking is to silently illuminate your ego-self and thinking mind. To silently illuminate the functioning of your ego-self and thinking mind is to compassionately witness your prejudicial way of thinking, your biased and exclusive perceptions, your drivenness and your grasping desires, your denials, projections, and rationalizations, and your attachment to an illusory and reactive life of drama.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Our Core-Self”

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BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self

by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Our Core-Self”:

When earth dwellers sit in zazen-only and experience the still center-point of their gut-core intelligence, they viscerally realize that the stillness they are experiencing is a vast and unownable stillness that penetrates all beings and things. To intimately realize that you cannot own the still center-point of your gut-core intelligence in zazen-only is to viscerally confirm that vast stillness has been timelessly existing at the surface and depth of total reality. To viscerally meet the vast and timeless stillness of total reality in zazen-only is to confidently live beyond fear. To confidently know life and death beyond fear is to embody boundless intimacy within the unownable stillness of your gut-core intelligence. To sincerely embody the stillness of your gut-core intelligence in this Way is to instantly awaken to your core-Self beyond thinking.