Question

Je désirerais savoir si l'enseignement de zen permet de combattre l'anxiété, l'angoisse, et certaines maladies psychosomatiques. Merci de bien vouloir me répondre.


Answer from Master Kosen

The teaching of zen allows to see and entertain a different relationship with what is disturbing us or what is making us suffer usually. It is not necessary to want to always fight, but to become intimate and to find the deep cause of it. Angst or anxiety should not necessarily be perceived as a negative phenomenon, as the fever is not necessarily a negative phenomenon in a disease. Anyway, the finality of the zen practice is not the treatment of the psychological illnesses, it is better for the practice to be in good health, physical and psychological.



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