Kobun Chino

‘The contents of the enlightenment experience are the same as this “Tathagata.” It rejects your knowing, because it exists in the root of the action of knowing. The who knows is what it is. The one which is known by it is not necessarily what it is. This “Tathagata” is what your real essence of life is, what truth, itself, is, so that we become very helpless when we try to know it.’ (Embracing Mind)

These are dense phrases, and they bring to mind Tozan’s wonderful formulation, ‘You are not it, in truth it is you.’

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