Friday, September 17, 2010

Suzuki's Stepladder

The most important point is to establish yourself in a true sense, without establishing yourself on delusion. And yet we cannot live or practice without delusion. Delusion is necessary, but delusion is not something on which you can establish yourself. It is like a stepladder. Without it you cannot climb up, but you don't stay on the stepladder.

--Shunryu Suzuki roshi

From Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen.

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