Saturday, April 4, 2009

Teaching yourself

"Teaching yourself" number 15 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

I am not your teacher. You must do the work yourself. This is kind advice and Aitken Roshi delivers it with his usual panache. Zen is a 'go with what works' method. If something works then we say it is a skillful upaya or skillful means.

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