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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My Zen teacher, a former student of Master Deshimuru, tells me to have long slow exhalations and short quick inhalations, but I have read other zazen "manuals", inluding one by Temple Antaiji, that you should just let the breath be natural. What is the difference between letting the breath be as it is and forcing the breath to breath long ...


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