Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Sit in Lotus with the Body

The physical act of sitting in the full lotus posture, in an upright posture, keeping the spine straight vertically, not leaning forwards or backwards, not inclining to the left or to the right: this is the most fundamental matter in the teaching transmitted from Buddhist patriarch to Buddhist patriarch, from Gautama to Gudo.

Gudo taught me that sitting like this, keeping a regular physical posture, every day, morning and night at least, four times a day if possible, is the most important matter.

Gudo taught me further that, sitting like this, in upright physical balance, creates the optimimum conditions for the autonomic nervous system to come into balance.

I would like to preserve and clarify this teaching more and more.


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