October 9, 2010


Recite it, exerting all your mind, in one exhalation, using the bamboo method of breathing. % ... Take it syllable by syllable, word by word, and say it with all your attention, dwelling at length upon each word. At each change of sound, give a new stress to the respiratory muscles of the abdomen. 

Katsuki Sekida, Zen Training, pp98f