Sokuzan and Shoka have an open interview followed by questions from the Sangha.
“Not Two” is a way of addressing ones presumptions that there is a lot of individual things, which is referred to as the 10,000 things. There is a hidden unity, though. Sokuzan teaches on this unity.
When establishing an awareness practice one can attempt this without a teacher. However, this often leads a person to a dead end or to what Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche calls a Spiritual Supermarket. Sokuzan discusses further in regards as to when you may need a teacher.
Fear manifests in a lot of different ways. It shows sometimes with another persona and we tend to go to extremes over this. So, what fuels fear? Presumption is explained further.
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Forms will either release or confine you. A metaphor for this is like a glass holding water. Without a solid form water cannot be held. The glass then either confines the water at the bottom or is released when drinking.