Shohaku Okumura

‘This body and mind are like a waterfall. A river flows past a place where there is a change of height, and a waterfall is formed. Yet there is no such thing as a waterfall, only continuous flow of water. A waterfall is not a thing but rather a name for a process of happening. This body and mind is like a waterfall. We cannot distinguish where the waterfall starts and ends because it is a continuous process. Since there is no “I,” no substance called Shohaku Okumura, I cannot say “I” will disappear.’ (Living By Vow)

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