Kodo Sawaki Roshi

Kodo Sawaki Roshi (1880–1965) was a prominent Japanese Soto Zen teacher of the twentieth century, responsible for popularizing the integration of Zen Buddhist practice into the lives of laypeople.


The True Self

What is the true self? It’s brilliantly transparent like the deep blue sky, and there’s no gap between it and all living beings. ♦ From The Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo. Reprinted by arrangement with Wisdom Publications, Inc.,www.wisdompubs.org. 

By Kodo Sawaki Roshi
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