SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi X

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Not needing to seek some special state ... that 'not needing' -is- a special state.

Not pursuing a treasure ... that 'no pursuing, just stillness' -is- the treasure.

But if you need 'not needing' ... if you mentally pursue 'not pursuing' ... the treasure of stillness can vanish in an instant.

Thus, Master Dogen said 'Zazen is itself Enlightenment,' and there is nothing else and no other enlightenment to seek ...

Thus, 'Zazen is itself Enlightenment,' even when it feels nothing of the kind.

Shika aredomo gôri mo sa areba, tenchi harukani hedatari,


However, if there is a thousandth or a hundredth of a gap, heaven and earth are far apart, [Nishijima]

And yet, if there is a hairsbreadth deviation, it is like the gap between heaven and earth. [SZTP}




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