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 …!
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