Gudo was the emperor's teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his way to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka....
HE WHO PERCEIVES
He who perceives kensho as kensho, satori as satori, a part as a part, the One as the One, etc... Having perceived kensho as kensho, satori as satori, a part as a part, the One as the One, ect..., he conceives himself as kensho, himself as satori, himself as the part, himself as the One, ect..., he conceives kensho to be his, satori to be his, the part to be his, the One to be his, he delights in kensho, he delights in satori, he delights in the part, he delights in the One, etc... Why is that? Because he has not fully understood it.
(Adapted from "Majjhima Nikaya" of the Buddha)
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