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Buddhadharma : Winter 2011
When I ladle up springwater, the moon enters my water jar IN ZEN we look at the self and the world as one and the same, a united whole. Do flowers exist because we see them, or do we see flowers because they exist? Even though we try, we cannot divide the subjective from the objective. When the subject and the object become one and the same, this is the experience of realization. When we move in oneness with the heavens and the earth, this is the experience of Zen. We see the flowers and the mountains, we hear the bell ringing, and we know it all as ourself. The river is ourself, and so is the other. We see that from the origin we are all one and the same. This experience is Zen. The moon in the deep spring is so beautiful that we are pulled right into it, and that moon itself is in a vessel that becomes the moon’s very purity and clarity. The moon is me, and I am the moon. We enjoy this world completely. D SHODO HARADA ROSHI is the abbot of Sogenji Zen Monastery in Okayama, Japan, and the founder of Tahoma Zen Monastery on Whidbey Island in Washington State, which he visits yearly to lead retreats. He is a dharma heir of Yamada Mumon Roshi (1900–1988), a Zen master in the Rinzai tradition. “ The Moon Is Me, I Am the Moon”We are all one and the same. This is the experience of Zen. So teaches Shodo Harada Roshi in his new book of original calligraphies and commentaries, Moon by the Window. ©ROLANDSCHMID