This is a simple technique that can be practised by anyone. In the practice of Zen, the aspirant sits very close to a white wall and fixes it continuously for hours, simply gazing without doing anything else. Even doing nothing can become an experiment.
Precaution: Avoid doing it after a heavy meal.
How to practise:
- Sit comfortably in front of a completely white and clean wall with the spine straight and eyes open.
- Keep a distance of about 1 metre from the wall and fix it without blinking as far as possible. This may result in tears rolling down the cheeks – this is normal, so do not worry.
- Continue with the practice as long as possible without any thought.
- With perseverance and regular practice, the mind will become clear and blank like a cloudless sky.
- When this is achieved, you may close the eyes and delve deep within yourself.
- Purifies the mind and increases our level of consciousness
- Physical and psychic well-being; increases concentration