SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi I

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Now, on SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO, we begin our trip through Master Dogen's

Fukanzazengi (The Standard of Sitting-Zen Recommended for Everyone)

We will compare and contrast various translations, two by my teacher (Gudo Wafu Nishijima) and one by the Soto Zen Text Project ... Each day, we will take a sentence, a phrase, one word or the space between words, as we move on through ...

Today, we discuss the highlighted words:


Tazunuru ni sore, dô moto enzû, ikadeka shushô o karan,

Now, when we pursue the truth, the truth originally is all around: why rely upon practice and experience? (NISHIJIMA)


The Way is originally perfect and all-pervading
. How could it be contingent on practice and realization?
(SZTP)




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