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Wash away the discriminating shadow...
Harada Roshi

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They say that when the student is ready the teacher appears. How will I know when I am ready? I think of Master Dogen and what he went through to find his teacher.

It is most likely not like waiting for someone to appear, that they actually will appear. Look at the extreme efforts Dogen Zenji made. Even in his era, how much more difficult has it become now? And where is that actual proof that the teacher has experienced the same state of mind like the Buddha? Only if you yourself put your life on the line, only then can you know the answer.

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