Not everything is grasped by thinking


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After learning from Dogen and the Japanese Zen tradition yesterday, today we can learn from Bodhidharma, (6th Century), the larger-than-life transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, who similarly reminds us that direct knowing is often richer than understanding reality just by thinking.

If you use your (thinking) mind to study reality,

You won’t understand either your mind or reality.

If you study reality without using your mind

You’ll understand both.

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