Tatsugami Roshi

‘There is no better way to understand non-thinking or thinking the unthinkable than through the actual practice of zazen. When I explain the meaning of non-thinking, it is like scratching your foot without taking off your shoe.  It’s all nonsense.  Similarly, if I were to explain how wonderful taking a bath is to a person who had never experienced it, he would not understand how wonderful it was. Nevertheless, I must try to explain.
In considering what it means to think the unthinkable, there are three points which we must take into account.  Throw away everything and sever yourself from the falsehood of delusions.  Don’t think in terms of good and bad.  Don’t try to make an effort to become Buddha.’

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