Question

Hello Master Kosen.

Here still a question which you will answer, I hope.

About the name which the Master gives us during the ordination of Bodhissatva.

Perhaps, it is wrong of me to be attached to it but I like it and it acts like a koan to be meditated since you gave it to me. Does one have to be attaches to it? To make use of it?

Gassho

Answer from Master Kosen

I had a buddy in Formentera who always said - it is my name which is called that way, not me.
The names of ordination in Japanese are a marvellous thing, sometimes I give them in Chinese, which enables us to open a new space in the brain where we had never penetrated before.
And to be a new person, a new potentiality of ourself. I even have many names.

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