Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Letting Go of body and mind

We have been studying Dogen's stuff on the "self". Trying to understand, trying to realize, trying to think, trying to not think about this idea of "self" is a mushy, foggy thing for me. I found a quote by Dogen in Beyond Thinking that was informative --pg 16

But what can be met with recognition is not realization itself, because realization is not reached with a discriminating mind."

I suppose the only way to have this non-discriminating mind is to let go of body and mind, how ever it is that you do that!

Maybe it's like sugar melting in hot liquid...you can taste it but you can no longer differentiate the sugar from the liquid.

Oh well...one step at a time!

Gassho,
Alan

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