Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mankeys and Magmars and Psyducks, Oh My!

Speaking of academic Buddhists and the teachers of non-contemplative practices, Zen Master Dogen once wrote, "Bands of demons and beasts are many. They often go on about the traditions and practices of this sect and that sect. How distressing! How truly distressing!"

I see these demons and beasts daily, but I capture them with Poke-Balls and take them away. However, I hope that I myself don't become one of Dogen's demons and beasts by mistaking cognition for contemplation.

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