Uchiyama Roshi

‘When we hear the word buddha, we usually think of the buddha statues in the main hall of a temple, but those are just dolls. The real buddha is nothing but the zazen we practice. The buddha statues enshrined in the temples are no more than models of zazen. When you clearly understand this, you should then think once more about the expression, “all buddha-tathagatas together have simply been transmitting wondrous dharma.”‘ (Commentary on the Bendowa)

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