Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rinzai: Missing the Way

The Reading:

Rinzai said, "O you, followers of the Way, there are some bald-headed fellows who try to find something on which they can work and which would release them thus from worldly bondage.  They are altogether mistaken.  When a man seeks a Buddha he misses him; when he seeks the Way he misses it; when he seeks a patriarch he misses him."
-Studies in Zen, D.T. Suzuki, p24


Give us something we can work!  This is the endless chant of those who cannot find the Way because they are looking for a way.

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