True Dharma Eye Case 88: Nanquan's "Content and Container"
Modern science is finally catching up with Buddhism! For 2,500 years Buddhists have believed that we learn by seeing another's actions, and that we are all mirrors for one another. Now scientists have discovered "mirror neurons," neurons that capture information from their environment and then allow us to mirror what we've seen. Daido Roshi explores how seeing clearly into the functioning of this mirroring allows us to understand our conditioning. When we see where our behaviors and beliefs come from, we are empowered to recondition ourselves as wise and compassionate beings. We are able to understand how our actions of our body, speech, and thoughts do indeed create our world, which gives us tremendous ability to create a world of peace and harmony.