Shohaku Okumura

‘Just as we immediately become a thief when we steal something, when we sit following Buddha’s example our zazen itself is Buddha.’ (Foreword to the Commentary on the Song of Awakening)

Shohaku is channeling his dharma grandfather Kodo Sawaki here, as well as Dogen, as he makes a distinction between the Yogacara understanding and the Zen school.




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