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Why I Like Zen (Part 3) by Wayne Honda Roshi


Through Zen we can discover the universe as it really is,
instead of what we assume it to be.

We are certain the universe is separate from us,
but through training,
we can awaken to the fact that it's not.

Our minds create the universe "within" us
although the location of our mind cannot be determined.

We are and always have been the "thing" that creates the universe,
even when we're not living.

That "thing" is something we already have,
and if we find it, we, like Shakyamuni,
will end our suffering through enlightenment.

The ultimate goal of our training is to find it.

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