Sokuzan talks about a line from Dogen’s Genjokoan: “To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.”
Sokuzan’s dharma talk is inspired by several lines from Trimsatika (Thirty Verses) of Vasubandhu. From one translation:
“As long as consciousness does not see
That subject-object distinctions are simply forms of consciousness
Attachment to twofold grasping will never cease”
Jukai for Taiun Shoshi (Kevin Masse)
Quite often we find ourselves in some sort of dilemma where we want to get rid of something, fix something, or change something. According to the basic teachings of the Buddha, wanting things to be different than they are causes more difficulty. If there is nothing to fix, then why meditate?