Sanshin Zen Community's Podcast
Sanshin Zen Community's Podcast
Sanshin Zen Community
“I” effort: self-power and other-power
55 minutes Posted Nov 21, 2014 at 4:00 am.
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This talk continues Shohaku Okumura Roshi’s commentary on the modern classic Opening The Hand of Thought written by his teacher Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. (Section 4, p.66) Okumura Roshi describes two categories of Buddhism: ji riki (self-power) and ta riki (other-power). Traditionally, Zen is considered to be “self-power” and Pure Land Buddhism to be “other-power,” but Uchiyama Roshi says that our practice of zazen is before separation between self-power and other-power. This talk was originally given at Sanshinji in Bloomington, IN on November 14, 2010.
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