- A monk asked koyo seijo , " daitsu chisho buddha sat in zazen for ten kalpas and could not attain buddhahood . he did not become a buddha . how could this be ?
- I have searched , i have tried , i have done zazen , i have done zen zen , i have done yoga , and i have done all kinds of things . i have even eaten one meal a day , and have sat many hours with my eyes open in case i fell asleep , and done all kinds of trying
In Zen Buddhism, zazen (literally "seated meditation"; ; ) is a meditative discipline practitioners perform to calm the body and the mind, and be able to concentrate enough to experience insight into the nature of existence and thereby gain enlightenment.