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Harada Roshi

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Sometimes there are moments where people ask about Zen practice. It is ok for them if I will use not my own thoughts but words that you are saying in numberless speeches and books? Or should I find my own way of expressing what Zen is all about?

Thank you for reading my books. If the words in them are of use, please use them. Slowly with time you will find your own way of expressing once your experience ripens. From the beginning it is hard to have a  complete realization, yet you can also bring the teaching closer to people in your own words. At the beginning it might be conceptual, but keep chewing and more and more it will grow from concepts into your own experience. That is my great wish for you.

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