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By Tarrant, John, Roshi

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Teisho  
Author: Tarrant, John, Roshi
Language: English
Subject: Religion, Buddhism, Buddhism and literature
Collections: BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network
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Excerpt: Everybody wants to attain the light, have it shining and radiant and to see the connection with all beings at all times. And in your zazen that does not happen by clinging to the light. Ultimately what happens is that you start letting things go. Even letting things go is doing too much. When you start letting things go, the lake begins to settle and the water clarifies itself. There is nothing you can do to clarify the Tao; it is already clear. And so, it doesn't really matter what happens to you. If you get thrown in prison, this might not be considered a good idea, but who knows? Some people have a child and they didn't expect to; some people lose a child and they didn't expect to. All these ups and downs of the way. Getting thrown out of work; having a job you can't stand. Many things. They are all openings and gates of the way. And the light is just as bright there as in the sweet things, looking at narcissus flowers blooming in the rain, that's easy


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