Question

Kodo Sawaki said:"there are no inclinations in the perfect sudden doctrine"; what does it mean?

Answer from Master Kosen

We speak about the straight and the oblique.
The straight symbolizes the absolute way, absolute time and space, nonlinear space i.e. without personal conscience.
The oblique is the self-awareness, linear time and space as we know it.

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