#tōzan

moeder en dochter

Posted on apr 9, 2018

De blauwe berg is de moeder van de witte wolk. De witte wolk is de dochter van de blauwe berg. De hele dag lang hebben ze elkaar nodig, zonder van elkaar afhankelijk te zijn. De witte wolk is altijd de witte wolk. De blauwe berg is altijd de blauwe berg. Volledig onafhankelijk, volledig afhankelijk.

Kokyo Meg Porter Alexander
vertaalde Tōzans woorden in de vrouwelijke vorm

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3 delusions: opinion, emotion and speech

Posted on mei 5, 2017

“Tōzan said*: … ‘there are three kinds of lingering delusions. They are the lingering delusions of opinion, emotion, and speech.
With lingering delusions of opinion, one can’t separate himself from the domain of the thinking mind and hence falls into the poisonous ocean.
With lingering delusions of emotion, one always looks at things from the standpoint of the intellect, becoming narrow-minded and biased.
With lingering delusions of speech, one loses sight of the wonderful teaching of the true nature of things and becomes blinded to its true activity. Please consider these three lingering delusions carefully.’
One who has not yet exhausted these lingering delusions will be stained by the two aspects — existence and emptiness — and will not find freedom anywhere.”

Bassui Tokushō (1327–1387)

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