A message from Okumura Roshi
The problem which all people are facing now is really about Shoji (Life-and-Death) and Zenki (Total Function).
These are the two fascicles of Shobogenzo I was asked to talk about in London recently. I had to cancel my talks and return home because of the pandemic.
Zenki says that we are interconnected with all beings, therefore both life and death are the manifestation of total function.
When we are born, we don’t attain anything, when we pass away, we don’t lose anything.
Interconnected: the expression “zenki”
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Translation and commentary by Shōhaku Okumura Roshi.
This is the last of a series of three posts on Zenki and Shoji.
You can find the first post in this series here.
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For further study: