Zen and Religion
First and foremost, Zen is a posture, the seated posture of zazen, with its three elements: attitude of our body, attitude of our spirit and our breathing.
A posture is an attitude. A posture means, evidently, in the wide sense of the term, an attitude in life: attitude of strength and balance, calm and watchfulness, respect and tolerance, union with cosmic life.
Zen places beyond all traditional religions, as it is the root itself of the religious spirit, it can live among all religions. It can give each one its true religious power and, in the heart of all the mystic ones, in the same way as a fish living in the water.
'Water is life for the fish, but the fish is life for the water too.', said Dôgen.