A teaching by Robert Aitken - The Path is Personal

3 May 2020 7:55 AM | Tim Burnett (Administrator)

A quotation I shared with a group of students today. Robert Aitken was an important American Zen teacher - a real pioneer. -Tim

It is essential at the beginning of practice to acknowledge that the path is personal and intimate. It is no good to examine it from a distance as if it were someone else’s. You must walk it for yourself. In this spirit, you invest yourself in your practice, confident of your heritage, and train earnestly side by side with your sisters and brothers. It is this engagement that brings peace and realization.  -Robert Aitken Roshi

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