Question

How can I be sure that the way I decide to go is the correct way ? I mean, is it possible to be certain about one's dharma ? A trip I have made to the USA gave me the strong feeling that I must follow certain way, that has do with studying for helping people in the future... I feel this is correct but many people think I am no

Answer from Master Kosen

No choice is fundamentally right or wrong. It is us who have to make that the direction we have decided to take becomes a truth.

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I've learned by getting interested in zen that the ego was an illusion from the mind, because it was deluded that phenomenon are separated. But phenomenon are interdependent. And you answered a visitor who asked about how he could abandon the ego, that he should totally integrate it. But if I integrate the ego, I integrate the illusion ...


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