Sokuzan reads from Dogen’s essay “Turning the Dharma Wheel”: “When one person opens up reality and returns to the source, space in the ten directions also opens up reality and returns to the source.” Sokuzan teaches that opening up reality and returning to the source means finding a way to step outside temporarily into the space of being able to receive what is coming at you in the practice of meditation.
Sokuzan teaches from a line in Genjokoan from Dogen’s Shobogenzo: “When buddhas are truly buddhas they don’t need to perceive that they are buddhas, however, they are enlightened buddhas and they continue actualizing buddhas.” (translation by Shokaku Okumura)
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.
Unyo reads “Bendowa” from Dogan’s book Shobogenzo. Sokuzan explains further and answers questions.
Sokuzan speaks on questions that arose during daily book study of Dogen’s Shobogenzo.