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Chapter 14: Zen Is for Nobodies



Nivedano, the beat.


Now, everybody goes into absolute silence. Close your eyes, no movement. Just be in.

This. This. A thousand times this

is the very essence of Zen.

Catch hold of this and God is in your hands.

In this moment, you all have become temples of God.



Now, fall dead.

Just let the body breathe

and you simply be now and here.

Go deeper, deeper.

Don’t be the bamboo who got multiple fractures.

Go deeper, to the very roots of your being.

Now, Nivedano.


Come back to life.

Fresh and young.

Listen. Even the bamboos are happy,

celebrating your silence.

These blessed bamboos wait every day for this moment to be with me.

In silence, the whole existence is one ocean.