Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A last dip into the Harada Roshi teishos. I notice that there are only a few references to the Shodoka, which is not untypical - I can think of many practice periods at Tassajara where the classes and lectures only glancingly referred to the text we were supposed to be studying. His words are inspiring just the same: "What we call a Buddha doesn't exist in some special way. It is a matter of you taking care of yourself. It is your problem, a concern of yours alone. If it isn't this teaching, then we can't call it the Buddha's zen".