SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Aches and Pains

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A koan for people growing older ...

If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?
(From Zen Judaism, by David Bader)

It's not only the 'big stuff', but the little aches and pains (sore knees, sore back), annoyances and distractions (the phone ringing during Zazen) that also must be embraced in our Practice. Nothing is to be rejected, even if it truly was no fun to crawl to the Zafu from bed this morning.


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