There is something that calls us to meditation and this call persists as we go on. There is something deep within us that we know to be true, and know to be good, but we can feel as if we have almost lost this knowing, and we experience conflict.
To give ourselves to zazen is to be willing to see what this really is – and as we see – to accept, and let go.
The Precepts guide us, help us, are never separate from us. At first the Precepts seem to be the voice of Buddha, a voice outside ourselves, but they are not outside us. They are the depth of being that calls us to sit – and we need to clarify this.
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