Saturday, April 10, 2010
Give What's There a Chance
In his “Song of Zazen,” Hakuin Zenji wrote “All beings by nature are Buddha.” How should you give Buddha a chance to prove himself as your nature? By clearing away the rubbish that obscures him. How do you clear away the rubbish? You cultivate his ground of zazen. Like Australians who clear the original ground of rubbishy exotics to give indigenous plants a chance, so settling into “Zhaozhou’s “Mu, Mu, Mu . . .” give him a chance to slip on your jacket. I don’t know of any other way.