SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi LXI

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They say, "Practice makes Perfect".

But, in our Zen philosophy, we are already "Perfect". So why bother to practice?

Our Way is the Way of Non-Seeking, Non-Attaining, Goallessness.

But, if so, what are we seeking, what goal are we trying diligently to attain?

Not seeking is not the same as Non-Seeking, not attaining is not Non-Attaining.

Without a goal is nowhere near True Goallessness.

It is important that this distinction be understood.

What is called sitting-Zen is not learning Zen meditation. It is just a peaceful and effortless gate to reality. It is practice-and-experience which perfectly realizes the Buddha's enlightenment. The Universe is realized, untouched by restrictions or hindrances. To grasp this meaning is to be like a dragon that has found water, or like a tiger before a mountain stronghold. Remember, true reality is naturally manifesting itself before us, and gloom and distraction vanish at a stroke. [NISHIJIMA]

The zazen I speak of is not meditation practice. It is simply the dharma gate of joyful ease, the practice-realization of totally culminated enlightenment. It is the koan realized; traps and snares can never reach it. If you grasp the point, you are like a dragon gaining the water, like a tiger taking to the mountains. For you must know that the true dharma appears of itself, so that from the start dullness and distraction are struck aside. [SZTP]


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