Issho Fujita

In non-gaining zazen, the importance is placed on the way one is, moment by moment, rather that what will be gained as the ultimate result. In other words, it is a question of process rather than output and so, each moment is important in the same way, each moment cannot be neglected. It is because it is “nothing to gain’ that “continual diligence” is asked for. Where there isn’t “continual diligence,” the mind quickly succumbs to “gaining mind” or laziness or negligence and upright sitting which is poised not to gain anything will crumble. So, the practice in which there is no gaining mind is the purest and simplest thing and is never simple. To the contrary, it can be said that there is nothing more difficult.’ (from the Soto Zen Journal)

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