SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi XVII

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On the Zafu ... and perhaps there come sensations of timelessness ...the hard borders between self and world may soften and fade ... you feel wonderfully at home in life ... desire, anger, jealousy, greed all release their hold ...

And just then, your rational mind seeks to put words to it, to intellectually analyze the experience ... "Yeah, but ... just why do I feel this way?"

Even if rational analysis is possible (it usually is, for ours is not an irrational philosophy ... even if its logic is a different logic from the typical Western kind) ... the experience will have suddenly changed, or been subtly lost.

Yueni subekaraku gon o tazune go o ou no gegy├┤ o ky├╗subeshi.

So cease the intellectual work of studying sayings and chasing words. [Nishijima]

Therefore, put aside the intellectual practice of investigating words and chasing phrases, [SZTP]



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