Letting Go of Our Viewpoints

In order to see the whole universe we have to get out of the universe. But this is impossible. We are already in the world. We are already standing on a certain point, and we see only part of the world each time. Our picture of the world is a kind of fantasy made of our memory in our brain. Each person has this limitation. That is why we have problems, troubles, fighting, arguments. The angles we see the world from are different and the supreme awareness is to see that we cannot see the whole world, to understand that we are deluded and limited. This means we have to let go of our viewpoints. Only when we are doing this are we free from the limitations of our individuality.

The Wholehearted Way
The Wholehearted Way
Eihei Dogen’s Bendowa

 

 

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