Question

The western culture is not compatible with the Zen philosophy because we inculcate us to plan the future and besides, today, materialism is acceptable. How to change really in these conditions? In other words, it is not an illusion to think one can practice zazen correctly in these conditions?
Answer: I do not think, I practise

Answer from Master Kosen

I teach my disciples exactly to plan the future and to become materialists and nevertheless I am an authentic Zen Master of the transmission.
When Master Deshimaru said to us: "you have one week to finish with the construction of the big building!", wasn't this to plan the future and to be materialist?

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"Here and now."

In Zen, it is often heard to return to the "here and now". I perceive "now" like the timless interval between two seized thoughts. The thoughts which emerge we have to only let them pass. The is spirit stripped?I have more problems with the "HERE", although it must be rewarding to be concentrated in the body, with the buttocks on the zafu. It ...

The western culture is not compatible with the Zen philosophy.

The western culture is not compatible with the Zen philosophy because we inculcate us to plan the future and besides, today, materialism is acceptable. How to change really in these conditions? In other words, it is not an illusion to think one can practice zazen correctly in these conditions?Answer: I do not think, I practise
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