Question

I seem to find some difficulty in keeping the zazen posture in daily life. A lot of times I get scared and return to my slumped posture. This is especially true when I'm around people. I keep struggling with this. What can I do to overcome this?
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Thank you
Francis Lui


Answer from Master Kosen

The zazen posture does not consist only in being stiff like a piece of wood. So, in everyday life stay natural. The influence of practicing in a dojo will spring out one day or an other certainly at the level of the breathing, at the level of the concentration, at the level of the energy. Master Deshimaru was always telling us this mantra: "unconsciously, naturally, automatically".



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