Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Not Always So

Not Always So
Once we notice the preconceptions that we are carrying around with us, then it is possible for us to let them go and say, "Well, maybe so, maybe not." Suzuki Roshi once said, "The essence of Zen is "Not always so."Not always so. It's a good little phrase to carry around when you're sure. It gives you an opportunity to look again more carefully and see what other possibilities there might be in the situation.
 
- Zenkei Blanche Hartman, "The Zen of Not Knowing"