Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Study Hall - Shobogenzo

Dogen has had to take a back seat to trainings after breakfast this week, but today we have 'Painting of a Rice Cake', 'Gabyo': "Do not use the measure of oneness of difference as the criterion of your study. Thus, it is said, 'To reach one thing is to reach myriad things'.
To reach one thing does not take away its inherent characteristics. Just as reaching does not make one thing separate, it does not make one thing not separate. To try to make it not different is a hindrance".