Sit-a-Long with Taigu: Something Is Missing

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We turn again to Master Dogen's Genjo Koan:

When dharma does not fill your whole body and mind, you think it is already sufficient. When dharma fills your body and mind, you understand that something is missing.

This is what Dogen writes over and over again. True awakening cannot be intoxication, it is a way to humbleness, seeing through and through patterns of delusion and understanding that the ultimate cannot be fully reached. Awareness of awakening is extra. True awakening doesn't care about being displayed, true awakening shows how clear, truly pure and inspiring, this sphere-cube-line-dot universe can be. So when it is met and fully realized, it shows itself in others: you will meet Buddha in countless faces, forms and shapes. [Click through to hear today's talk, and to "sit-a-long" with today's video.] 

Today's Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

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