14 January 2013

Contemplation: Nature of Reality is Beyond Words

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation:

I humbly submit that true reality is without marks and not something known through discrimination.  The nature of reality is beyond words.  How can it be adequately grasped through conceptualization?  Nevertheless the Great Hero [the Buddha] transmitted the truth by relying on forms and images in accordance with [the capabilities of] sentient  beings.
 Gishin, The Collected Teachings of the Tendai Lotus School in One Fascicle, p. 5

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