Breathing, the Third Eye

There are various kinds of meditation in Buddhism. Well-known is a sitting meditation called Zazen (座禅) in Japanese. Sitting straight, we focus on subtle movements of breathing in and out, noticing our diaphragm. Traditionally, we call this breathing technique Zuisokukan (随息観). Zui (随) means to follow. Soku (息) for breathing, and Kan (観) for observing … Continue reading Breathing, the Third Eye

The World Around Us, The Universe Beyond Us

Language is one of the essential tools for communication. And it is more for one of our critical tools to understand the world around us and the universe beyond us. Like the birth of consciousness, our language was the inception of human history. At the moment when we asked ourselves who we are, where we … Continue reading The World Around Us, The Universe Beyond Us

Schrödinger’s Cat

Schrödinger's cat is one of the well-known thought experiments to explain the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. In the extreme microscopic scale, we can no longer observe things in the manner that Newtonian physics works. Observing things in the quantum level, what we see would be no longer distinctive between particles and waves. As commonly … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Cat