Kosho Uchiyama

“When we actually do zazen, we shouldn’t be sleeping nor should we be caught up in our own thoughts. Rather, we should be wide-awake and aim at the correct posture with our flesh and bones. But can we ever attain this? Is there such a thing as succeeding or hitting the mark? Here is why zazen is unique. In zazen we must vividly aim at holding the correct posture, but we should never hit the mark. Or at any rate, the person who is doing zazen should never perceive whether they hit the mark or not.”

Neal J. Sivula @nealjsivula