Katagiri Roshi

‘The human mind doesn’t have its own particular form; it is a state of being that appears only when you do something. That temporary state of being is based on interdependence with all sentient beings, so it is constantly moving and changing. That’s why any psychological explanation is very complicated.
If you see that movement and change in terms of phenomenal existence, it is provisionally called consciousness, but human consciousness is nothing but the functioning of impermanence and interdependent co-origination. It is just transiency and interconnection, movement and change itself. You cannot pin it down as something fixed, so philosophically speaking, we say it is empty. This is the human mind according to Buddhist psychology.’ (The Light That Shines Through Infinity)

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