Thursday, June 4, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Delusion Is Like a Stepladder.

 

Delusion Is Like a Stepladder

The most important point is to establish yourself in a true sense, without establishing yourself on delusion. And yet we cannot live or practice without delusion. Delusion is necessary, but delusion is not something on which you can establish yourself. It is like a stepladder. Without it you cannot climb up, but you don?t stay on the stepladder. With this confidence, you can continue to study our way.

- Shunryu Suzuki, "Brown Rice Is Just Right"