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One head is enough

August 8, 2006

The point of our practice is not to become something other than what we already are, such as a buddha or enlightened person, but to realize or become aware of the fact that we are intrinsically, originally the Way itself, free and complete. If we practice to become something else, we simply put another head on top of our own, making ourselves ghosts. One head is enough!

– from “Commentary on Fukanzazengi” by Hakuyu Taizan Maesumi in The Art of Just Sitting

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