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Harada Roshi


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Can you please explain the function of emotions in Zen? Is it correct that feeling emotions enjoying happines and suffering anger and anxiety is Zen but recognizing these feelings as feelings seeing them as good or bad trying to somehow change them is not Zen?


Zen is not about emotions arising and subsiding. Zen is about seeing one´s life energy as a whole, experiencing it. If you awaken to the source of where everything comes from, emotion and also wisdom are just on the surface of this. Awakening to the source, that is Zen.


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