Oh yes. But when feeling bad, do not cling to bad. (Although bad thoughts may come, one avoids clinging to or stirring up or wallowing in bad thoughts,
Such a joyous thread, so grateful for what folks have said.
I think hanging on to a negative experience during zazen is no worse then hanging on to a positive one.
Let all judgements of feeling good
Feeling bad in zazen is just as useful as feeling good.
Feeling good in zazen is just as useless as feeling bad.
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Ditto as seeker says.
Growing up in a culture where the religions use fear and guilt to control people, it took me what seems like forever