Uchiyama Roshi

‘When the living bodies of plants and animals are injured, they heal naturally. Grass by the roadside which is being crushed by a rock pushes out from the side of the rock and continues to grow. Do you suppose that the power to heal and the power to transcend obstacles is desire? Not at all. This is the life force. The power with which we do zazen and practice is the same. Without having any goals or expectations, this power manifests and actualizes the reality of the life of the Self.’ (Approach to Zen)

One thought on “Uchiyama Roshi

  1. Uchiyama Roshi has a way of distilling down, right to essence.
    This quotation is superb – Does our picking and choosing really help us?
    Superb! Thank you Shundo for sharing this.


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