Ron Tisdale wrote:
Or any other of a host of combinations.
Yeah. What he said.
The first response might be to question the translation. In particular, I want to know how the Jpn for "situation," "percieves," "truth," "resignation," "draw," and "sword" are commonly used in Jpn.
By sword are we discussing samurai and KATANA? (Don't think so.)
Or are we discussin TSURUGI, i.e., the sword taken from the dragon's tail which Osensei said he favored?
The sword is a pretty standard Asian reference to the means of banishing delusion. Thus if you perceive truth, there is no delusion, ergo, no need to banish delusion, no need to draw a sword.