“Our teaching is kong-an practicing. In the past, kong-an practice meant checking attainment, checking someone’s enlightenment. Now we use kong-ans to make our lives correct. This is a different way of using kong-ans than the traditional Zen way. In the light of our teaching, some of the kong-ans are correct and helpful, some are not. Whether they are correct or not doesn’t matter.
We use kong ans to make our direction, our practice and our life correct. “
Zen Master Seung Sahn