Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Realizing Genjokoan

I spent a long meditation weekend at Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey recently and we studied some passages from the following translation of Great Master Dogen's teachings:
Realizing Genjokoan by Shohaku Okumura.
I was particularly fascinated by the following quote:
"Therefore flowers fall even though we love them; weeds grow even though we dislike them".
Flowers are things or situations we want, weeds are things we don't want... in my opinion anyway.
There are a lot of web sites devoted to English Translations of Genjokoan.

1 comment:

David Ashton said...

Interesting blog you've got here, Herb! I also like Opening the Hand of Thought by Okumura's teacher Kosho Uchiyama.

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