Volume 6 / Issue 1 SPRING 2020

6 2 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 6 - 1 S p r i n g 2 0 2 0 Body and Spirit – a Mirage… Key words Body and spirit, consciousness, alaya, amala, manas In his essay, Sandó Kaisen provides a zen-like consideration on three basic concepts of Buddhist epistemology, namely ālaya, āmala and manas, in order to relate them to the practice of Zazen, the sitting of Buddha, its aim as well as preconditions. Sandó Kaisen Received March 14, 2020 Accepted March 20, 2020