“Buji” is a Zen word meaning “no affectation” or “nothing special” and is assigned to those who are masters in Zen. For the Western mind this makes no sense, as surely someone who has mastered anything should be described as “special” and be worth of praise. Yet this Buji consciousness is something we can all aspire to in order to break out of the need to constantly prove ourselves worthy of being alive.
The best place to cultivate this state of consciousness is in nature, as nature has it in abundance. The video below combines the audio from the podcast with some photographs I’ve taken of our beautiful planet, as well as some of the animal friends I’ve met along the way. I hope it helps you remember this peaceful state of consciousness that is our natural state of being.
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12. Happiness – Matthieu Ricard (Buddhism/Mind)
42. The Tao – Lao Tsu (Ancient Taoist Text)
3. Out of Your Mind – Alan Watts
5. The Taoist Way: Alan Watts