Question

I am an alcoholic, 6 years ago I stopped drinking, I am attracted by zazen but I cannot explain to me how Master Deshimaru could have become an alcoholic, so then attached

Answer from Master Kosen

If Master Deshimaru was an alcoholic, then Jesus was too, Rabelais was too, Bacchus also, Noé also and the Master of Milarepa was one too, and how many more great masters, with the names of whom I could fill up pages and pages. If these masters in their words and their actions had only a human dimension, we would precisely not have called them masters.

Mondo On the same theme : Masters' life

Life expectancy of a Zen Master.

There is a doubt which always challenges me when I think of the Zen Masters, here it is: the number of them who died relatively young (kind in the sixty years), while they were sick: Deshimaru, Suzuki, Katagiri etc. ...however I thought that this way was to lead humans to live old and in good health… when one compares it with karate for ...


I am an alcoholic

I am an alcoholic, 6 years ago I stopped drinking, I am attracted by zazen but I cannot explain to me how Master Deshimaru could have become an alcoholic, so then attached
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