Tuesday, June 2, 2009

UJI

I was just wondering...

Did Dogen really think when he wrote Shobogenzo, that 8 centuries down the road we would still try to understand what he was trying to say to some not so bright 13th century Japanese farmers ?


Come on, think about it !

When he wrote about the Moon being reflected in a dew drop, do you think he had any idea and could have had any understanding that one day men would FLY up there to take a walk and come back ?

How would you try to explain quantum mechanics and special relativity theory to him. It hardly makes sense to us in the 21st century. How could he understand them in the 13th ?

And you want us to understand UJI ???

How about going back to sit on our cushion ???

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