Sekkei Harada

‘There are many forms of practice that may look like Zen practice, but the practice of the Way of Buddha is nothing other than knowing that, essentially, we are not deluded. If you want to get rid of delusion, or think that your present condition is not so good, and therefore want to transform yourself into someone you can be more content with by practicing Zen, you will only be “learning meditation.” Take a good look at yourself. Among the six functioning senses where could there be any place that is not content? Nothing is lacking. Everything is already settled. Among the six sense – seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and thinking – nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. What, then, cannot be completely satisfied? I would like you to carefully examine this.’ (Unfathomable Depths)

This is not a commentary on Shohaku’s post from a couple of days ago (or perhaps it is), but I think I will be refering back to this as well in a few days…

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