I didn't really understand much of this a dozen years ago, but over time I have learned what it is to stand firmly amidst, not against, a changeable reality, using points of reference first discovered in zazen and sanzen. I have an unshakeable confidence in the value of seeking experience beyond known limits. The koan is becoming not only imagined but occasionally workable.
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Monday, September 12, 2005
Discussion of Koan study over the years: