How could Master Deshimaru bring back a kesa from Japan as there is no kesa? Is everything not proceeding from KU?

Good morning Master Kosen, Reading along the questions-answers, I get a question: How could Master Deshimaru bring back a kesa from Japan as there is no kesa? Is everything not proceeding from KU? The reality, it seems to me, is that the kesa has been transmitted because I do zazen now and that I have never been in Japan. I am preoccupied from a...

zazen or psychotherapy?

What happens if a neurotic person, with a difficult youth practices Zazen intensively, not doing psychotherapy? Will his neurosis heal? Can he get to a deep understanding of zen, even staying neurotic? Thanks Peter
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This dialogue inter-godos.

This dialogue inter-godos, inter-disciples by consequence, it is for good. Remark: your view on the dojo of Paris is a little limited, it is not at all monolithic in this dojo and it is normal, you do not come here, one day perhaps... things change. There are several energies in this place, between Katia Robel and Philipe Coupey, they are not ...


Osho?

Hello I'm Nancy, I have been reading Osho and its message seems to me excellent, nowadays it is necessary to be able to extract these educations and to be able to read them and to try to interpret them, in my case they have been of great help and happiness for my life. My question is: Always for one or another reason I have not had a couple, I ...

Mourning of the child.

How do I treat the constant mourning of the child that I wanted to bring to life because I felt she wanted to be my daughter as much as I wanted to be her mother.
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samsara

I lost my way in life. I have acces sometime to the astral, but I hardly can acces the causal and I can not make satori last. I only have glimpses each day.I can not make contact with woman of my age, and I identifie myself with my body often.Will I stay forever in samsara?
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Osho?

I've read a book from osho that speaks about zen, but in those books he never explains who taught zen to him, and being something you learn from practising, he should have a Master, shouldn't he?What do you think about osho and his books? is he a fake?
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effortless being?

After having spent much energy in Zazen and daily present moment awareness, can one reach a sustained natural state of surrender indefinitely? Do masters fall back into suffering occasionally?
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Drinking

Should one avoid alcohol and marijuana completely in order to retain awareness or should one work in harmony with one's surroundings and drink and smoke when others are doing the same? I know that Deshimaru drank and seemed to not think that it is wrong. Or is moderation the way to smoking and drinking? Is it egotistical to say that one never ...

Vibrations

Sometimes, just before going to sleep, I feel enormous vibrations in my body, and I hear roars in my ears. This is a very strong feeling, the noise in my ears could not be louder were I three feet from the Niagara Falls, and vibrations shake my whole body, with a delta rhythm, I think. On the other hand, I feel no fear, this ...

God

Has it ever occurred to you that the idea of God was created on earth? this is a realization to me that I cannot let loose. That this whole time we are thinking of a god that only we've created. If any other planet has inhabited intelligent life, have they created the same idea? Is there a right idea?? Or is the idea we've created only for ...

Alzheimer

My mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease since many years. Her illness is at its final stage. Do you think she is spiritually well-off? What can I do to improve her well-being (she is bed-ridden and does not answer most stimuli)? Thanks in advance.
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"me" the Buddha.

Some time ago you answered to my question: Who is there beyond Zen?You answered me: “there is you.” If I am only one illusion, must I understand, "me" the Buddha, the interior Master that I am supposed to discover? (We often have the answer to our questions in the question itself...) Gassho
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How to enter the dojo ?

I am not sure on How is the correct order of movements after you enter Dojoto practice zazen. Nobody talks about that and I see some monks doing nothing,others making gasho to the center and then to the wall, others to the safu, thento the center, others to the Godo then to the wall. As I am learning by following their example, I ended up doing ...

Investigation of the Dalaï Lama.

Are you informed of the research carried out by two Austrian researchers on Dalaï LAMA, published under the pseudonyms of Victor and Victoria trimondi? If there is already an English translation, the French one is being prepared. It is about a rigorous investigation which seems would reveal the "hidden face" (it is the title of the work besides...

The new age theses.

I have just read the question of one of your disciples about his absolute mastery and I visited the site of jasmuheen. I must admit that I found it somehow worrying... I know that you met this person but I am astonished to see a Zen Master adhering to the new age theses (kind of marvellous shallow and thwarting, but this is only as for me). So ...

"Well, the ones who love so much to quote the words of Kodo Sawaki in their kusen, why don't they have the idea to imitate sometimes his acts?

"Well, the ones who love so much to quote the words of Kodo Sawaki in their kusen, why don't they have the idea to imitate sometimes his acts? Himself, he precisely received the shiho of the successor of his master, old time fellow-student. Despite the fact that in his youth there was a relationship of competition, he did it with humility, as he...

Loneliness

I've started a spiritual quest years ago and I realize that I've progressively departed from everything and everybody. Though my practice brought me deeper understanding, I do not feel as connected to life and to others. What should I do?
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Is the Awakening permanent?

I have just read the last question about the awakening, therefore your answer. You did not develop on a point, which is: is the Awakening permanent? I would thus like your point of view. In my opinion, I think everyone can know the awakening. The problem is not to deceive itself over, and in its desire to wake up even more the most pernicious ...

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 ...

Ego

I've learned by getting interested in zen that the ego was an illusion from the mind, because it was deluded that phenomenon are separated. But phenomenon are interdependent. And you answered a visitor who asked about how he could abandon the ego, that he should totally integrate it. But if I integrate the ego, I integrate the illusion ...

Is the awakening conditioned to the seated position?

When we say that zazen is the practice-realization of the awakening, this awakening remains conditioned to the seated position? Is it different from the Awakening realized by Masters when they are not on the zafu (during the Transmission of the lineage or in an answer to a phenomenon stemming from nature)? Is the Awakening impermanent? ...



Awakening or not?

You say that "every day, we have to awaken again, this is endless, at any instant, a new satori", whereas the Buddha asserted that there was a "cessation, a refreshing, etc.", thus a goal. Why don't you teach the same thing as our Buddha?This lets me think that we could take the easy route, and thus miss the goal that the...

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