From ‘Yasutani-Roshi’s Private Encounters’, in “The Three Pillars of Zen”, by Roshi Philip Kapleau

“Your mind, like a mirror, reflects everything: this table, this mat – whatever you see. If you don’t perceive anything, the mind reflects itself. Now, everybody’s mind is different. How my mind reflects objects differs from the way yours does. Whatever is in your mind is the reflection of your mind, therefore it  is you. So when you perceive this mat or this table you are perceiving yourself. Again, when your mind is devoid of all conceptions – opinions, ideas, points  of view, values, notions, assumptions – your mind is reflecting itself. This is the condition of undifferentiation, of Mu.”

From ‘Yasutani-Roshi’s Private Encounters’, in “The Three Pillars of Zen”, by Roshi Philip Kapleau

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