Daido Roshi often says, “You and I are the same thing, but I’m not you and you’re not me.” Again and again, he points to the teaching of nonduality. We two are not separate.
The theme of this issue of Mountain Record—“Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air”—takes up the mystery of this not-two, particularly with regard to the teacher-student relationship. In his discourse, Daido Roshi describes the teacher’s vow to give all there is to give within the reality that there is nothing the student needs. He asks, what kind of giving is that?