Along with meditation, do many of you see being with nature as a blissful experience? I'm a huge Animal lover and love nothing more than you going to the park to see the Ducks, Geese and Swans, along with Tree's, meadows etc. Anyone else feel this sense of unity with nature? One thing I've noticed that people in the therevada tradition don't talk about nature much. They're obsessed with it in Zen.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah