Why I practice meditation

Initially I hoped to "get better"
and to become an enlightened Master.

I didn't get better, and I don't know what I am,
yet I still practice Zazen frequently, sometimes gratefully,
and sometimes mistakenly, out of guilt, duty, or hope.

Some thoughts on why I also wrote

I cannot but try to describe meditation
to express my insights, and confess my confusion.

My efforts might help me understand,
meditation may open one's mind and heart.

A monk asked Yun Men,
"What are the teachings of a whole lifetime?"

Yun Men said
"An appropriate statement".

In terms of Yun Men's koen,
this is my statement.

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