Information: The English translation
was made by a French speaking person (but
passionate by Sarbacana). So we would
like to apologize for the mistakes… If
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In the Sarbacana’s
Way, the zazen & qi gong’s practices
are closely connected.
In fact, movement and immobility are inseparable. When
we’re still in zazen, the breath keeps
on his qi gong inside this immobility.
Conversely, during the qi gong, the attention, permitting
the movement’s articulation, is strictly
still, as seated in zazen inside this
Immobility & movement are, in other words, visual
or surface effects, because, at each moment
and in every circumstance, they’re always
and simultaneously present in a same place
What must be brought into consciousness is the vigilance’s
way, which allows to enlighten the whole
phenomenon, this kind of intelligence
that is completely “trans-paradoxical”.
It’s on this presence’s quality that the practicing of
“Sarbacana breath’s throw” is articulated.
In fact, the
Sarbacana’s Way is to practice, inside
a decisive & radical act, this other
manner to be present at the world, and
to be in the world, revealed by the meditation.
It’s really wonderful to realize, during a meditation
(still or in movement), some conscience’s
states more accurate, more “awakened”.
But this mind’s opening has to be more
than a digression which stops as soon
as the particular conditions also stop.
But, is it possible for this “lâcher prise” (in French), this opening, to persist in the rules of
daily games? Resist during the action,
when we’ve to make a decision?
That’s another relevant aspect of the Sarbacana’s practice:
bring the conscience’s state, induced
by the meditation, to rub/ to confront
& penetrate the spirit of everyday
According to this, the face to face with the target reproduces
the quintessence of each moment’s life
conditions: “to choose”, “to decide”,
“to act”, “to reach a target”, and so
on… But all this resolved, this time,
by the breath’s intelligence.
Some inner questions could attract our attention…
At the breath’s throw moment, which kind of attention
In the aim of reaching effectively the target, aren’t
we going to tense, as for our usual efficiency’s
methods, our traditional ways of acting?
Can our meditative state produce a pragmatic & decisive
act without splitting?
Does our “lâcher
prise” allow an active decision?
While the group meditates in zazen, each “breath-blower”
shall breath out arrows of breath made
of the conscience’s state revealed by
his own meditation.
And he can’t delude himself; his arrow hits the target,
but it’s his spirit which is hit…
The needle of breath is sticking to the exact point of
Each arrow crosses our attention exactly where this attention
The “breath-blower” sees itself as he’s really; his breath
shows it genuinely.
There’s no use of explications or theory: if the meditation
was not able to slide in the action, the
welfare due to the right act simply doesn’t
And seen from “outside”, it’s also evident; the energy
coming from the center of the face is
reflecting, while a short instant, the
breath’s state of mind, the kind of “chi”
that the mouth is able to produce at this
If it’s the shoulders that are breathing out, the face
will reflect the aggressive willpower
of the shoulders. Impossible to cheat!
Each type of breath will mould its own “face”, letting
fall the mask. And this is readable “as
a nose in the middle of the face “(according
to a French expression).
At each throw,
the breath understands & the breath
It’s inside the respiration that the maturation process
can be updated.
It’s inside the respiration that the integration of awareness
can be realized.
Then can be revealed this intelligence, this presence’s
quality where “lâcher
prise”& decision are the same.