When we hear the teaching that we are already “perfect and complete” what we often hear is “don't make any mistakes.” But what is a life without mistakes? Is that what the Buddha meant? In this talk, Daido Roshi discusses the depth of commitment and exploration required to work on koans, as well as to transform our life into one of true freedom—mistakes and all.
by John Daido Loori, Roshi
True Dharma Eye, Case 133:
The Woman of Daishan
Zen Mountain Monastery—November 21, 1998