Question

After having spent much energy in Zazen and daily present moment awareness, can one reach a sustained natural state of surrender indefinitely? Do masters fall back into suffering occasionally?

Answer from Master Keisen

Of course, all of us live in the samsara. Why a zen master would abandon humankind who itself is in the samsara?
No one can escape impermanence.
The difference is that we know it and continue to try to fulfill our vows, without falling completely in phenomenons.
Nirvana and samsara are defining each other, that is the same life.
All of us are human beings. And I hope real human beings.

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