Zazen

Zazen is like a vast sea, a world without limits, it shines like the moon, spreading its limitless light.  This is Dogen famously extolling zazen.

When I’m asked what is the purpose of zazen, I have to say no purpose.  As I’ve often said, sit, body upright, backbone stretched, breathing through your nose, mouth closed, eyes open, sitting resolutely.  Zazen is basically becoming intimate with the self — the dharma of becoming you.”

— Kōdō Sawaki Roshi.

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About Kokuu

Novice Zen priest and haiku poet. I am a tea drinking father to three teenagers living in Kent, UK. I have a chronic illness and far too many books. Sometimes I grow plants.
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