The Suchness of Things

Suchness is also referred to as Tathagata another name for the Buddha – the one who is thus gone, thus comes, the one who sees reality as-it-really-is.  The teachings of suchness are encapsulated in the much-loved succinct Bahiya Sutta.  The Sutta instructs us how to practice just seeing, just hearing, just sensing, just cognising, and thus how to realise the end of suffering.  This affirms that the Great Way is not difficult it simply avoids picking and choosing.  

This teisho was given by Subhana Barzaghi, roshi at Autumn sesshin 2024 at Kodoji.