We practice Zen in terms of two essential questions, both of which point directly to the suffering of this world and our role in it. First, 'What are you doing right now?' In other words, 'What are you? What is a human being? Why are you on this planet, right now, right here? Right now!' Second, 'Why do you do what you do?' The Buddha's enlightenment connects with us at this moment through these two questions. Actually, these two questions are one question: What are you? This is the great question of life and death.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
I might have posted this before, but it's worth reading again in any event: