Morning Choka teaching

Today is the first day of Osesshin, and the Roshi gave the following words during morning choka, saying that "the Hondo is not a class room. You cannot come to the Hondo and then think your voice will be big, it will actually not come out. Don´t look at your extraneous thoughts in your head, but read the words of the Buddha and reduce your mozo, that is what an osesshin is for. Thoughts in your head are like bubbles going up and down on the water. Training is about being the same seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting as the Buddha. It is for polishing the four wisdoms of the Buddha. This is the teaching of Osesshin."

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