Ceaseless Practice

Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

Zen Center of New York City, 01/18/2020

The path of ceaseless practice is always proceeding and is not different from enlightenment. Hojin Sensei takes up the teachings of Gyoji, from Dogen’s Shobogenzo, noting that awakening is not a goal-oriented activity. She says, There is an end-point or destination, no “final clarification.” There is just an end of ignorance of our own true nature and the beginning of what it is to live. There may be an end of not knowing who we are, but this is also a beginning, and at its heart is ceaseless peace, wisdom and benevolence.

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