When we start our journey into practice, necessarily it’s all about us – about facing ourselves and getting to know ourselves truly and deeply. Through our practice, though, we begin a process where our burdens or bindings slowly begin to release. When we’re burdened or entrapped by things, we’re necessarily tied down. When we let go we become more and more free. Our vision expands, and the drama of "our stuff" seems less compelling. In this talk, Daizan Roshi describes how, at this point, the universe starts to live through us and we start recognising opportunities for helping others and to be of service. He discusses what’s called in Japanese "intoku", meaning secret or private virtue (practising virtue in the shadows), when people just start doing thing of help without any need to be seen or recognised. He comments how wonderful it is to see this starting to happen here in our dojo, in our sangha.
In our lineage – the lineage of fools as it’s known – it’s not important what you know, but how you embody and live your understanding. And this is the path to becoming the next Zen master.
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