Dharma Card for October, 2015
When a china knocks against another,
they are apt to crack.
If either one is soft, they will be safe.
We should have a soft mind, I think,
but I always remain a hard china.
Lady: That’s why I
make it a rule to put soft tissues between chinas.
In my home, also, as I always try to be such a buffer, my family
members are free from collision.
Master: That “me-being-a-buffer mind is nothing but a hard mind,
This is part of the Dharma talk by Rev. Shuto Aoyama, who
wants to say that everybody’s ego-centered mind like “Me” is
just like a hard earthenware. Important is that you are always
within view of your self or ego as you realize, “ I always remain
a hard chine,”
In order for your to have a good view of such a fact, you
definitely need a light from Pure Land in terms of the nembutsu,