Monday, 4 April 2016

Enni Ben’en [Shoichi Kokushi]



Zen, Enni Ben’en told his disciples, is not a system of thought like other Buddhist traditions but is a vehicle by which one achieves the same state of mind as the Buddha himself. “When one practices Zen, one is Buddha! If one practices for a day, one is Buddha for a day. In one were to practice one’s whole life, one would be Buddha one’s whole life. Zen is the Buddha mind.”

[Enni Ben’en – Zen Masters of Japan: 79-82]

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