意味を変える | Change the meanings

迷いから悟りへの道。これが禅であり仏教であると、思ってきましたね。道元はそう思わない。

自己をはこびて万法を修証するを迷とす 万法すすみて自己を修証するはさとりなり

| 正法眼蔵「現成公案」

この一文をじっくり見ると、迷もさとりも、なんらかの「境地」・心の「状態」ではなく、行為・行動と考えられています。自己が万法を修証「する」のを迷と呼び、万法が自己を修証「する」のを悟りという。迷・悟は向きが逆の、いわば、ベクトルなのです。ベクトルとは、高校で習ったことを思い出してください、習ってない人はいま知ってください、向きと強さをもち、位置をもたない、矢印のことです。位置がないのは状態がないことに対応します。どこにあってもベクトルとしては同じなのです。つまり迷と悟は、ただ向きがちがうだけの仏道上の運動であって、どっちも不可欠にして対等な要素なのだ。そう道元は言っているように、僕には読み取れます。

 

Most people, including most of the Zen masters, has considered Buddism as a road from delusion to awakening. Dogen did not.

The way how one seeks for dharma is called “delusion”, while the way how dharma comes to each being is called “awakening”.

| Realizing the point / Shobogenzo

In this quote you will find that delusion and awakening are not considered to be any states of mind but the terms referring to a pair of movement with their directions opposite. In another words, they are kind of vectors; a mathematical entity represented by an arrow with intensity and direction, but without position or state. They are about movement, not about attaining and resting still at positions. So, it seems to me, Dogen maintains that delusion and awakening are vectors in different directions that are both equally essential in the Buddhist practice.

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