Six Spiritual Paths of Zen

I recently had an audience with Zen Master Nissim Amon of Israel. To say it was enlightening experience is an understatement. He shared six spiritual paths and encourage us to go out and share them with others.

Therefore, I am sharing these paths with you as I interpreted them.

Six Spiritual Paths

  1. Accept all stages of life, all experiences, without complaint (or at least try to complain less)
  2. Say “I love you” every day, to others and to yourself
  3. Gain wisdom, read books especially inspirational passages before bed
  4. Indulge in pleasurable experiences occasionally without self-criticism (drink, eat, nap)
  5. Ponder a question over time (years) without answering it rationally. BE the answer.
    • Question to ponder: A million things return to one. What does one return to?
  6. Experience nature (hike, garden, walk in grass barefoot, play with a dog)

Remember: It is all good.

This brief list pales in comparison to sitting and listening to Zen Master Nissim Amon explain each path. My hope is to provide a glimpse into his teachings. If you have the chance to spend time with Zen Master Nissim Amon, I encourage you to do so.

It will be a profound and life changing experience.

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