Katagiri Roshi

‘Zazen is not a method. If you think so, then zazen becomes a toy. If you are going to use zazen as a toy, it’s not necessary to do zazen; there are lots of other toys that are better.
Those who do not have faith will not accept zazen, however much they are taught. If you don’t trust this silence and the vastness of existence, if you do not soak yourself in this realm, how can you trust yourself? How can you trust others? How can you deal with human life? No matter how long you try to study the sutras or Zen, you will never understand. Even though you say, ‘I understand’, that understanding is not understanding.’ (Returning to Silence)

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