30 Jul 2009 |
Posted by Lama Surya Das | 0 Comment.
“The Dharma is not something separate from ourselves. We perceive Zen, the Dharma, and the Way to be outside of ourselves. But it is a serious error to create a distance between yourself and these things in this manner. If you make a separation between yourself and what you are looking for, no matter how much effort you make to lessen that distance, that effort will be in vain.”
–from The Essence of Zen: The Teachings of Sekkei Harada (Wisdom Publications)
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