Direct Experience of Reality
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Not Always So, p. 99, *Nothing Special Selection
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Dogen Zenji says: “Everything is encourages us to attain enlightenment. Mountains and rivers, earth and sky: everything is encouraging us to attain enlightenment.” So, of course, a purpose of lecture is to encourage-- to encourage you attaining enlightenment. So we call our lecture, you know, teisho. Teisho means “with teaching-- with koan,” to help people to attain enlightenment.
And usual lecture-- sometime to explain the context of teaching-- like to explain philosophy-- to understand our ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).