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“The Problem with the Lotus Posture”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.


The lotus posture long has puzzled me. For I find nearly everyone when examined in this position to be in a very negative state. But what of the Buddha and all those in zazen? Not to mention all the “natives” of the world.

The problem for the others seems to relate to Kidney 1, the only acupuncture point on the sole of the foot. When this is ungrounded the problem occurs – for, it seems, all except those enlightened in their own way.

What Enlightenment? “I am of Mother Earth.” Always grounded, always of Her – in every position.

(But what about when sleeping, you ask. Well, then we are re-united with Her.)