Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
“Standing on the shoulders of giants” is a well-known aphorism that describes how we discover truth by building on the previous discoveries of those who came before us. This is also an apt description of the process whereby we learn to experience the truth of our own Buddha natures by building on the experience and relying on the guidance of our teachers and of the Buddhas and ancestors before them. During this Sunday’s Dharma talk Fumyo will discuss aspects of this student-teacher relationship, its process, paradoxes, and its continuing importance in our Zen practice.
This talk was given Sunday, February 22.