20 January 2014

Contemplation: Do Not Discriminate

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation:
When those of the Shuryogon'in are walking, standing, lying, or sitting, their minds should be in accord with the Dharma.  They should contemplate the true nature of phenomena (jisso) and not discriminate.  No other thoughts should enter their minds.
from Ennin's "Rules for the Shuryogon'in", published in Paul Groner, Ryogen, p. 308

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