The True Dragon

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Wind Bell: Teachings from the San Francisco Zen Center, p. 33, *Nothing Special Selection
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[Laughs.] This? [Probably an aside to tape operator.] Dogen Zenji says, “Don't practice your way as if blind man-- blind man-- blind men trying to figure out what is elephant.” The real elephant is not a trunk or rope or fan or wall. But the people thinks blind man-- blind man-- a blind man may think an elephant is like a wall or rope or trunk. But the real elephant is not-- none of those-- are not-- is not none of those. And he says, “Don't-- don't be curious about the true dragon, like ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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