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Sit and have some tea

Shaza kissa
Sit down and have some tea !

See for yourself how easily you can return to a centered state of being. But just putting your legs out in front of you isn't enough. In Japan we put a cushion on the floor and sit on that cushion to drink our tea. Sitting in this way will have the effect of bringing you back to your physical and psychological center. Most of the statues of the Buddha show him sitting, because Buddhism is born from sitting. Sitting allows you first to align your body and then to align your mind. Then, in accordance with that aligned mind, you align your external world, your neighborhood, your country, your society, your entire world. This aligning of everything happens more and more as you sit, affecting all of your functioning and actions. First, sit and be settled, even if it's only for a short time. The stability of your mind is what is most important. Today people are running around far too much. 

We don't even have to sit for something. 

We can sit here and now, just for the sitting. 

From "MOON BY THE WINDOW" Roshi Shodo Harada

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