master: Gesshu Soko
oshobob The Living Workshop
The ultimate way is the one real great way. The
Mind of faith is the non-dualistic, inconceivable
Mind and the way do not decrease when in
illusion, nor increase when in enlightenment;
everything is perfect reality, each particular is
complete – you can't grasp or reject anything.
However, even so, "If you do not practice it, it
will not become manifest; if you do not realize it,
you cannot attain it."
It is like having a jewel hidden in your pocket
and suffering for want of food and clothing...
Manzan is an enlightened master. What he is
saying is absolutely true, but the way he has
been translated... and I cannot blame the
translator either. Manzan is speaking from high
on top of the mountains, snow-peaked, and the
translator is translating in the dark valleys of the
unconscious mind. It is almost like a
conversation between a sleeping man and a
waking man. The waking man says something
and the sleeping man, if he hears at all, hears
something else. Most probably he does not
hear; he goes on weaving his own dreams...
The Original Man, ch. 6