You too are perfectly protected. It just isn’t obvious to you.
Tangen Harada Roshi
RIP Harada Tangen Roshi 1924-2018. A simple, kind, happy man, who lived his teaching.
The English isn’t exactly right, but we know what he means. It is with great respect that we publish his Baby English Teisho here. If it is read with this in mind, we’re sure you will agree, it is a magnificent dharma thrust.
Deep, deep, deep, great smile; That’s the roots. Why?
Eternal, perfect and bright; Eternal, perfect safety; Eternal, perfect peace; Everything eternal,
Now, here, now, here; Now, here—no change!
All people hope, desire, Desire, desire,
Desire perfect peace; Perfect enough, myself; Always, yes!
Every difficult or unpleasant situation can be used as further training for our aversion, anger and hatred or as training in our dharma practise. Any pleasant situation can be used to further our training in attachment, fantasising and possessiveness or to kindle attention and exercise our capacity to open up and let go…
It is worth knowing that one can get hypnotized into thinking that there is only one way to do a thing correctly—it’s the Right Way, and there are no other ways. . .
This life Limitless, by Tangen Harada Roshi, Bukkoku-ji