Sekkei Harada

‘Please understand that zazen is not a means to attain something – it is the final result. The problem is that while we are already in the middle of the result, we cannot verify it as our own. For that reason, even though we are in the result itself, we search for another result. This is not in accord with the Dharma. Nevertheless the habit of looking for results is brought about by the functioning of the ego-self consciousness. That is why it is necessary to forget this ego-self.’ (The Essence of Zen)

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