Perfectly balanced and still,
the body weight resting on the knees,
the spine stretched towards the sky,
leaning neither forward nor backward,
we simply erase, at each moment,
all unnecessary tensions, all intentions.
It is through this practice that Shakyamuni became Buddha. Not through Buddhism, it did not exist.
Not through the sutras, they had not yet been written.
In the peaceful posture of awakening,
from silence and stillness,
naturally, unconsciously, we give freedom to all things.
Consciousness opens to infinity.
Giving freedom to our thoughts means remaining still before them. That is how we are Buddha. Do not doubt this, do not look elsewhere!
Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure
Doing zazen calmly in the dojo,
Putting aside all negative thoughts,
Obtaining nothing but a mind without desire,
This joy is beyond paradise.
The world runs after fame, honor,
Beautiful clothes and comfort.
But these pleasures are not true peace.
You run and stay unsatisfied until death!
Wear the kesa and black robe and practice zazen.
Concentrate with a single mind, whether still or in motion.
See with your own eyes deep inner wisdom.
Observe and know intimately the true aspect of all action and all existence.
Be able to observe balance.
Understand and know with a mind that is perfectly still.
If you are like this,
Your spiritual dimension,
The highest in this world,
Will be beyond compare.