Sokuzan talks about the great importance of sangha, the community of people who study and practice together. By reflecting self centeredness and resonating with clarity, sangha supports your awakening.
Sokuzan talks about several lines in Dogen’s Genjokoan: To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by the myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as bodies and minds of others drop away.
Mountains and rivers (Sansuikyo in Japanese) was written by Dogen in the 13th century and can be found in the Shobogenzo. Sokuzan discusses this and his process.
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