SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi XXXIV

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Notice the picture below ... the center-pole anchoring opposing judgments of 'true' or 'false', see the whiteness from which all of it arises ...

Imagine that the pole stands for a world prior to all human judgments of right and wrong, true or false, this and that, left and right, good vs. bad, self and other ... What is that Reality?

Is it not a Truth before all human opinions of truth and falsity, the Truth of a world that 'just-is-what-it-is'? Maybe the stones know.

Thus, Master Dogen teaches the following as true and right ...


Abandon all involvements. Give the myriad things a rest. Do not think of good and bad. Do not care about right and wrong. Stop the driving movement of mind, will, consciousness. Cease intellectual consideration through images, thoughts, and reflections. [Nishijima]


Put aside all involvements and suspend all affairs. Do not think "good" or "bad." Do not judge true or false. Give up the operations of mind, intellect, and consciousness; stop measuring with thoughts, ideas, and views. [SZTP]



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