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Sayings of Daikaku

Part 1 Daikaku (1203-1268) Zen practice is not clarifying conceptual distinctions, but throwing away one's preconceived views along with the sacred texts and all the rest, and then... View Journal Entry »

Sayings of Daikaku

Part Two Daikaku (1203-1268) When you set out to look for the way of the Buddhas and patriarchs, at once it changes to something that is to be sought in your self. When sight becomes no... View Journal Entry »


Daikaku (1213-1279) Question: The main point of zazen is supposed to be that no thought arises. But if we check thought by thought, surely it is like washing off blood with blood. Answer:... View Journal Entry »