Koans of the Way of Reality: Case 99
Essential function of all the Buddhas
Functioning essence of all the ancestors
It is present without thinking
It is completed without interacting.
When the great Master Yakuzan was in zazen, a monk asked, "What are you thinking sitting so fixedly?" Yakuzan said, "I am thinking not-thinking." The monk asked, "How do you think of not-thinking?" The Master answered, "Non-thinking."
Echoing the teachings of Hongzhi and Dogen--the great Masters of "Silent Illumination Zen"--Abbot John Daido Loori takes an in-depth look at shikantaza: its historical beginnings, its relationship to koan study, the potential difficulties encountered by students, and its power to realize the identity of practice and enlightenment.
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