Question

Is the zazen posture and the zen attitude the very same thing ?
But, as one cannot be a buddha at the very first day,
I wonder : the technique of the zazen posture AND the attitude,
is it developed synchronous

Answer from Master Kosen

The zazen posture is neither a technic nor a gymnastic.
It is inscribed in us since prehistorical time.
In everybody, it exists, and it is actualized as soon
as we practice it.
After that, it is only a matter of becoming intimate
and of getting used to this dimension of ourselves
that until then was unknown to us.

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