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Buddhadharma : Summer 2018
38 BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER’S QUARTERLY precisely back toward that world of mud and convention. After all, it’s there that the suffering beings reside; it’s there and only there that we can be of some help. Here, the guiding principle, according to Zhiyi, is the bodhi- sattva’s vow: [E]ven at that very time in which one is engaged in the counting of the breaths, one should generate the great vow and abide in compas- sionate regard for beings ... even though one realizes that [they] are ultimately empty... In this “reverse” practice of bodhisattvas, our breath practice not only realizes freedom and emptiness but also realizes and manifests the perfections of giving, morality, patience, energy, concentration, and wisdom. We can practice and know breath as giving, as patience, as energy, as ethics. For me, this unity of breath and vow, of breath and the warm and compassionate heart, is the bedrock and in some sense the culmina- tion of practice. Suzuki Roshi expresses this warm heart of breath practice like this: So we put emphasis on warm heart, warm zazen. The warm feel- ing we have in our practice is, in other words, enlightenment, or Buddha’s mercy, Buddha’s mind.... The point is, while inhaling and exhaling, to take care of the breath, just as a mother watches her baby. If a baby cries, the mother is worried. That kind of close rela- tionship, being one with your practice, is the point. —Not Always So Both Zhiyi and Suzuki Roshi return to this again and again— that we should never fail to remember that our practice is ultimately about compassion. let the praCtiCe Be our guide Not long ago I was speaking with my root teacher, Sojun Mel Weitsman, about breath meditation and how I was working with