Shohaku Okumura

‘When we sit in this way we cannot say, “Now I am one with the universe, actualizing the true self beyond space and time.” Of course if we think this, we are just thinking about zazen rather than actualizing it. So our sitting is really nothing special; rather than thinking that we are actualizing enlightenment, we just sit wholehertedly moment by moment. And yet in this simple sitting practice we go beyond out limited individuality as the Buddha Dharma is realized.’ (Realizing  Genjokoan)

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