Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Delusion and Awakening

To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. 
         That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.

From Dogen's GenjoKoan [Zen]

I interpret this as ... to experience and act in the world with the idea that "I" am at the center of acting and experiencing is delusion. But to allowing the world to come into my experience without any intereference of a "self" getting in the way is awakening.

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