‘To give zazen instruction, we often say, “straighten your back,” “keep your eyes half-open, half-closed” to regulate the body, “make your out-breath long,” “do abdominal breathing” to regulate breath, and “do not think anything,” “focus your attention on your breath” to regulate the mind. I think there is a big problem here. Zazen should not be something forcefully built up by imposing a ready-made mold onto our body-mind from outside. It should be what is naturally and freely generated from inside as a result of non-fabrication.’ (Polishing A Tile)
3 thoughts on “Issho Fujita”
I do love Fujita’s teachings on zazen!
Nice to have you on board! I hope all is well with you 🙏🏼
We are ok here in Austin. I’ll DM you.