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Buddhadharma : Fall 2006
fall 2006| 34 |buddhadharma the Huayan and occasionally referred to it, but their remarks and the sutra were as different as a joke is from its exposition. Yet, I suppose, there is not a single case taken up for Zen study that could not somehow be explicated by using the remark- ably elaborate figures of the Huayan, particularly from book 3, the Gandhavyuha, an extended folk story that relates the pilgrimage of the youth Sudh- ana from beginner to realized master as a template for the pilgrimage of all students who seek full and complete realization. The saga of book 3 begins with the youth Sudh- ana who has resolved the complementarity of form and emptiness, and like others who have taken that important step, he is ready for true practice. He meets Manjushri, the incarnation of wisdom, who sets him on his way. The youth encounters a suc- cession of fifty-three masters–laymen and ordained, male and female, human and spirit. Ready for com- plete maturity, at last he meets Maitreya, the future that is still playing itself out. It is the prototype story of countless workhorses of the past. The comple- mentarity of form and emptiness is meaningful only when it is fully resolved in the small and large intes- tines. Thus it behooves the master to take excruciat- ing care. I knew a teacher who said about a new successor, “I gave him a break. I think in time he’ll grow into it.” There are successors of that successor now, a bunch of gutless wonders, I have to say. THE HuAyAN SuTRA Like the complementarity of form and emptiness of the Heart Sutra, and similar complementarities in koan study, with the truth clearly set forth in seeming ambiguity, the Huayan Sutra is charged with logical absurdities. Time is immediate and infinite, godlike beings walk around as teachers of you and me, and wheels turn within wheels. The old masters were intimately familiar with Infinite reflections of different realms simultaneously arise without the slightest effort; they just naturally do so in a perfectly harmonious way. MATRIX XII, 2003 Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas CourtesyoftheartistandaCeGallery,losanGeles