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  • will
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 2331

    zazen Kieth

    Hey Kieth. Good to see you. Nice posture. How long have you been sitting?

    Gassho Will
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    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
    To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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  • Dainin
    Member
    • Sep 2007
    • 370

    #2
    Hey Will,

    Thank you! I've been sitting close to three years now. During that time I certainly have seen why Jundo and his ilk talk so much about the importance of posture. I've noticed that when my posture is off, my mind is really scattered.

    Gassho,
    Keith

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    • will
      Member
      • Jun 2007
      • 2331

      #3
      Your burmese is pretty good. How tall are you? My burmese is alright; however, I really have to bring my legs in towards my thighs. Have you tried quarter lotus?

      Gassho Will
      [size=85:z6oilzbt]
      To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
      To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
      To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
      To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
      [/size:z6oilzbt]

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      • Dainin
        Member
        • Sep 2007
        • 370

        #4
        Hey Will,

        Thank you, again. I am 5'10". I didn't even know there was a 1/4 lotus. Look at that. As I wrote elsewhere about posture, the Burmese seems to work just right for me.

        Please know I don't think it's what you're suggesting but I get the impression from some teachers/writers that others need to "work up" to the various lotuses. I may do other forms someday, but at this point I'm not really interested in that. For now, I am very cool with the Burmese.

        Gassho,
        Keith

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        • Gregor
          Member
          • Apr 2007
          • 638

          #5
          Hey Guys,


          Burmese is a good posture, I think it just boils down to having a posture you can hold and not have to worry to much about during the Zazen.

          I really need to work on my fidgeting, I have this bad habit of wanting to move around to much during Zazen. I'm not sure of the best way to break this, but I'm going to try a prescription of more Zazen practice.

          I'm going to go check out the Blog right now and see the "Keith Video", I cannot wait.

          take care,

          Greg
          Jukai '09 Dharma Name: Shinko 慎重(Prudent Calm)

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          • will
            Member
            • Jun 2007
            • 2331

            #6
            Kieth

            Please know I don't think it's what you're suggesting but I get the impression from some teachers/writers that others need to "work up" to the various lotuses. I may do other forms someday, but at this point I'm not really interested in that. For now, I am very cool with the Burmese.
            Not really a suggestion, just mentioning it. I use it sometimes. Whatever works for you.

            Gassho Will
            [size=85:z6oilzbt]
            To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
            To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
            To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
            To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
            [/size:z6oilzbt]

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            • Dainin
              Member
              • Sep 2007
              • 370

              #7
              Hey Will,

              Originally posted by will
              Not really a suggestion, just mentioning it. I use it sometimes. Whatever works for you.
              I didn't mean to come across too defensive. I realize you weren't criticizing. I took your comment in the vein through which you were offering it. If we were together in person, I would've asked you to show me the 1/4 lotus. It just reminded me of other stuff I've read/heard.


              Hey Greg,

              Thanks for your nice comments here and on the Leaf! I think you're correct; the more we practice the more our postures and minds begin to settle.

              Gassho,
              Keith

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              • will
                Member
                • Jun 2007
                • 2331

                #8
                I didn't mean to come across too defensive. I realize you weren't criticizing. I took your comment in the vein through which you were offering it. If we were together in person, I would've asked you to show me the 1/4 lotus. It just reminded me of other stuff I've read/heard.
                Haha :lol:

                Ahhh Posting. You can never really express yourself fully. I didn't think you took offense

                Gassho
                [size=85:z6oilzbt]
                To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                • Dainin
                  Member
                  • Sep 2007
                  • 370

                  #9
                  Originally posted by will
                  Ahhh Posting. You can never really express yourself fully. I didn't think you took offense
                  I heartily agree. Glad we cleared THAT up. :wink:

                  Gassho,
                  Keith

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