Katagiri Roshi

‘The Avatamsaka Sutra explains that truth does not exist by itself, separate from phenomena, and phenomena do not exist separate from the truth. Truth and phenomena work together as one. If so, we have to think carefully and look deeply at the reality we live in. As a practical matter, we have to deal with a reality where space and time, unity and multiplicity, equality and discrimination, are interwoven. How can you deal with it? Where can you deal with it? We have to learn this.’ (The Light That Shines Through Infinity)

Note that he does not tell you how to deal with it – you have to learn it for yourself. When I was typing this out, the ‘if so’ in the middle made me chuckle; he doesn’t want to be definitive about this point. How can you deal with that?

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