Jizo unlocks the metal door on the little shack that houses his plants and prepares to put away his tools. I ask him what the “deathless” means. He pauses for a moment, like he’s trying to find the right words to explain it.
“The Buddha calls it ‘going beyond birth and In...
It is not by reasoning, Sâriputra, that the law is to be found: it is beyond the pale of reasoning, and must be learnt from the Tathâgata. For, Sâriputra, it is for a sole object, a sole aim that the Tathâgata appears in the world.