When the knot in your heart starts to twist up, just look at it instead of blaming yourself or someone else for how you feel. All proof is partial.
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”
Something comes at us like in the form of negativity and rather than just receiving emotions, we tend to “flip it” into something else and look instead at all of the reasons it should or shouldn’t be happening. We miss the opportunity to see reality.
Jukai for Taiun Shoshi (Kevin Masse)