133. Not Your Practice

Why do we practice together?

Practitioner monks in India would often practice on their own in their individual cells.

So why together? Because when we sit together we are enacting and making real the alive wholeness of everything. “All beings” is a concept, but we can sit with these beings, and thus all beings. We can’t touch “Space,” but we can touch this space.

It is not your practice of Zazen using your body. It is not your practice, it is the whole universe practicing zazen using this body.