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Harada Roshi


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In everyday life my feelings overwhelm and keep me busy with them but as soon as I sit down to practice they disappear and come back as soon as I stand up. How can I practice letting go and not getting stuck on them in everyday life where I am surrounded with sources of feelings?


When you sit zazen, you do not have any extraneous thoughts, only once you get up. But that is correct. Not having any thoughts in daily life, how can you manage your day? It is natural to be thinking when there is the need for it. It is those thoughts that are not necessary, when they come up, they obstruct the healthy working of our mind. For no thoughts to be coming up during zazen - that is fine because there is no need to think. During zazen our confused thoughts can be aligned.


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