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Old 11-09-2000, 11:05 AM   #1
lyam
Join Date: Aug 2000
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Here is a statement I found to be interesting taken from the Hagakure (an interesting book in itself, sometimes funny, sometimes ridiculous, always insightful).
'It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. It is the same for anything that is called a Way. Therefore, it is inconsistent to hear something of the Way of Confucius or the Way of the Buddha, and say that this is the Way of the Samurai. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own.'
Particularly revealing is the last sentance. When I first read this I couldn't help but think how it illustrates the simplicity of Zen practice and the strength of humility. What do you think?
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