Question

Dear master,
I practice meditation and it does me a lot of good, such as reading zen texts...
but I cannot succeed to believe in God. Do you think it is posssible to try and
follow Zen, to meditate and not to believe in God ?


Answer from Master Kosen

God never existed, man has to invent it.

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