Zen Chants - Thirty-Five Essential Texts with Commentary
life may be seen as a dance in which one foot represents pluralism and
the other singularism. At any given moment, one foot touches the ground.
The next moment, we use both. The moment after that, the other foot is
on the ground by itself. If there is a slight misstep, we wobble. If we
step stiffly, we become rigid. Each step is a challenge.
we see our dance in life and meditation as something other than
switching between these seeming opposites? When the dancing flows
naturally, singularism and pluralism are no longer in opposition. The
opposites merge, allowing us to dance freely and gracefully. This is the
manifestation of wisdom beyond wisdom, which is a wholesome experience
of freedom from and integrity in pluralistic and singularistic
understanding and action.