Question

Is it fair to say that when you tell people not to expect anything from Zen practice, this is to prevent the destructive effects of anticipation and expectation? Surely, once this is achieved there is some real benefit, though I can understand that perhaps you see it as futile, or counterproductive to express this real benefit to people in any words, other than perhaps a basic affirmation. I feel that an answer 'no' might send me towards nihilism. If you answer 'no, there really is no point', please correct my thinking and spare my sanity

Answer from Master Kosen

There is no achievment with something which is infinite. The world of zazen is our eternal nature, to evaluate the benefits by temporal evaluations about it is difficult. It is only that.

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