Question

When we say that zazen is the practice-realization of the awakening, this awakening remains conditioned to the seated position? Is it different from the Awakening realized by Masters when they are not on the zafu (during the Transmission of the lineage or in an answer to a phenomenon stemming from nature)? Is the Awakening impermanent?

Gassho

Answer from Master Kosen

The question is good, it is already that.
1) The awakening is not conditioned to the seated position and, nevertheless, the seated position is the optimal awakening.
2) It is not different outside or during zazen and, nevertheless, the dimension of zazen is beyond everything.
It is like a car, to be in first gear or in fifth it is still the same engine, but if the same engine goes to 5,000 rpm in the first gear or in the fifth the speed will not be the same.

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