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Monday, June 8, 2015

Difficulties in Zazen

When you practice zazen you will of course have physical pain in your legs and mentally you will have some difficulty. You will find it difficult to be concentrated on your breathing. One after another images will come into your mind or your mind will go out for a walk and wander about. I have many difficulties in my practice, so I think you, too, will find it very difficult to sit in good zazen.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-12-11A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC