Sokei-An

‘I have reached sixty years in this human life, and I have been following the Buddha’s teaching from my twentieth year. What have I gained from studying Buddhism for forty years? For about twenty years, I thought I was greatly benefitted by Buddhism, but in the last twenty years I have been ungaining everything I have learned. The conclusion, I would say, is that I have gained nothing.’ (Zen Pivots)

So is this a good thing or a bad thing? What do you say?

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