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Not Knowing: a Summary of Yesterday's Dharma Talk

March 28, 2022

by dogo

There is a Japanese saying: “Not knowing is ignorance, and knowing is delusion.” But there is a place outside of these two, that includes both of them, and it is the very heart of Zen practice:

Showing up.

Meeting the moment as a participant, not a commentator. Meeting it rather than judging it. Hearing our own incessant commentary without believing it.

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