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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mountains on the Water

Student OO: Docho Roshi, the dharma is no dharma. The Tathagata doesn't come or go. And the Buddha cannot be seen by the thirty-two marks. Where is our way?

SR: Actually, there is no way-- we say, “You will see various mountains over the river.” Between the waves, you know, we think there is no road in the sea, but there is some road. So nothing exists in its sheer emptiness. Even on the water there is mountain. Even in the water there is a path to go. So as long as we are practicing our way, there is no problem. Before you practice it, you know, you have problem. 
 -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-B as found on Edited by DC