臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 2

【The second day】
The second day night. Hakuin zenji said there is the words in Ryogonkyo sutra, if you reach to the way of truth, the void of the all direction will disappear.
There is the guardian god and evil at the place for shugyo.
For example, it is just like as there are many criminals at the place where people gather.
When the person of Shugyo have strong wish, the guardian god appear, when he has strong evil mind, the devil appears.
Therefore, the person of shugyo for Buddhism should have great swear that the discipline is just for the people. Then, you should regard the basis of a modest, thoughtful manner to try to be helpful for people as important.
Nobody can arrive to the enlightenment of Buddha without strong aspiration.
For example, if the trainee of the bow tries to shoot an arrow to one target at first time, it may be difficult at first.
But arrow will come to hit soon if you continue as harder. Zen shugyo is just same as this.
Waking up the high aspiration for beating off the passions and delusions by each moment of your concentrated prayer, it is important.
If you activate your mind like this, the aspiration become true and you will get enlightenment.
Getting enlightenment will be easy thing.

#zen #Hakuin #Rinzai

*Translated by NAKADAI

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