"I mentioned last week that Dogen's oft-quoted dictum is, “To study the Buddhism is to study the self.” There are many layers and aspects to what we might call the self. We might add to his dictum the word “directly.” To study Buddhism is to study the self DIRECTLY. How do we do that? Well, stop looking outward, and let the mind rest in itself. Whether there is thinking going on or not is not so important at this stage. What is important is the attitude of self-inquiry. What is really going on?
Who is thinking these thoughts anyway? Where do they come from? -- LEW"
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Monday, June 05, 2006