I first met Daido Roshi in a group setting, and I was at once taken by his candor and his gently imposing presence. I don’t know what I expected, but his humor was disarming, his words powerful, yet he held it all effortlessly.
I asked him that weekend, “What does it mean to follow the breath?” He kind of looked me over for a second or two and answered,
“Sometimes you’re with the breath; other times you’re not. When you find you’re not with the breath, come back to the breath.”
And that’s what I try to do.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Exquisite simplicity in a teaching from John Daido Loori Roshi
The following is a quotation from The Brooklyn Sutras blog;