Question

Is the practice of zazen considered as a practice or as an energetic technique, or is it only an exercise of meditation?

Answer from Master Kosen

Nobody understands anymore the zen of Bodhidharma, of Dogen, of Deshimaru and the one I teach, the real zen of Buddha, is the most precious treasure that man can encounter. But he looks at it without understanding its value like a cat would play with a diamond like if it were any sort of stone. Zazen is simply the absolute dharma of peace and happiness for the eternity …!



Mondo On the same theme : Zazen

Total void or total awareness?

I'm a beginner in meditation, and it's not so bad for the moment! But some disciples talk about "total void". Instead, when I practice meditation, I'm rather totally aware, of thoughts that come and go, and to which I am not attached, which is not the same, I do not try to attain void voluntarily. Besides, many people criticise the common ...

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Last night, for the first time, I've practiced zazen at home. I succeeded in relaxing and I felt rather calm. After a while, I went to bed and I had the worst nightmare in my whole life. I dreamt I was lost in a very white and beautiful place that I didn't know. Despite of the beauty of the place, I felt in danger. ...

Who realizes?

Not an easy task to find the right words. If there is nobody to experiment nor observe, who realizes? Not the individual. Or at least, not individual consciousness, since it itself disappears. Sorry not to be able to state my meaning more clearly. Thanks for your presence.
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breathing

My Zen teacher, a former student of Master Deshimuru, tells me to have long slow exhalations and short quick inhalations, but I have read other zazen "manuals", inluding one by Temple Antaiji, that you should just let the breath be natural. What is the difference between letting the breath be as it is and forcing the breath to breath long ...

The hands during zazen

Hello, i have a problem with my hands. They dont stay still, and fingers and thumbs move, plus i feel kind of pain (like when you hold your arm up in the air for some time), in both my hands and arms. these are my problems, they dont happen all at once but they happen in general, so all in all i cant remain still. It is not fidgeting, they move ...

The hands during zazen 2

Hello, thank you very much for your reply aboutmy inquiry about posture(hands).You've helped me a lot. I just have one more question that isbugging me, it might be silly but it really wont give me peace.One indian mystic, Osho, (supppousedly enligthenment) although i dont knowwhat path he used, said that enlightenment is possible only at night ...


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