Monday, January 26, 2015

gradual and sudden enlightenment-the practice...

"Our practice of zazen [meditation] is itself enlightenment. 
In that sense, this is very sudden. 
When we sit, enlightenment is there. 
But we still need to continue this practice endlessly, 
so that within the process of practice, 
we become a deeply matured person, 
and that is very gradual. So in our practice, 
both gradual and sudden enlightenment are there."
~Shohaku Okumura


 Symbol of Buddha-Nature

artwork by SilverShapes on etsy 

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