November 17th, 2019

I asked: “Is this freedom from the five sense desires and the five hindrances the same as what the sutra schools are talking about? Does it mean we are to be practitioners of both the Mahayana and the Hinayana?”

Rujing said: “Descendants of ancestors should not exclude the teachings of either vehicle. If students ignore the Tathagata’s sacred teachings, how can they become the descendants of buddha ancestors?”

Dogen (1200-1253)