To experience kensho is to see that this life, as it is, is the very life of the Buddha.
Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Awakening is the very core of the Buddha’s teaching, but if we are thinking about awakening we are separating ourselves from it…
It’s not a matter of intellectually figuring out what mu is. To see muji you must put yourself completely into it until you are mu itself. Concentrate on muji until you and muji become one thing, and then keep on working.
Life always presents us with pairs. There are always two aspects that complement each other—sun and moon, day and night, mother and father, life and death. But how easily our minds become occupied in a one-sided way! And when we see one aspect and ignore the other, somehow we feel incomplete and the circumstances of our lives seem insufficient.
Whether we know it or not, this life is an abundant treasure house.