Question

I practice the Way but I only very seldom make questions in a Mondo because I do not have a doubt about the direction of the practice and I see myself badly raising a stupid question just to have the illusion of the transitory pleasure that the Master is interested in the ignorant little worm I am. I do Zazen for Zazen itself and I love my Master as a human being, without idealizing him, his Sangha is a part of me and it doesn’t matter if they succeed in the AZI and I don’t. It would seem that some of them take part in your Mondos to test your resistance and due to their need for polemic, it is a pity... they would do better to take part in politics because it is ideal to maintain its discomfort, I recall: we must eat mushotoku. What do you think about this?

Answer from Master Kosen

To focus one’s spirit and to make the right question are very important.
To awake, become masters of our choices and destiny, not to practice like a sleepwalker.
You say: “I do not have a doubt the direction of the practice”, then later you regard yourself as an ignorant little worm, do you believe that this is the direction of the practice? Only the Buddhas can penetrate in the dojo, it is in this state that one is authorized to practice zazen.
And the Buddhas raise questions to let the dharma be heard, for the good of all.

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