Thursday, 26 July 2018


242. When he comes to speak of 'proceeding within phenomena',  Dongshan says it is 'like two crossed swords' where 'neither permits retreat'. Here the self must act in 'suchness', that is, must be totally immersed in the phenomenal world of action. See the following:

Looking right left and right again
an old fellow must keep his wits about him
when crossing to the other side
of a busy city street. 

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