Saturday, October 19, 2013

reading books

Like a lot of other people, I imagine, I imputed things to my Zen teacher that may or may not have been true in fact. Logical reasoning never adequately defined a human being, but when logical reasoning is all you've got, it's logical to rely on logic.

Anyway, one of the things I noticed in my interactions with Kyudo Nakagawa was that I never saw him open a book. Not that I inferred from this that he was against books or that he never, in fact, opened one. It's just that I never saw him open one.

And from this an assumption took root in my mind: Maybe there was enough to read without reading the printed word.

1 comment:

  1. Kyudo once asked me if I liked "reading books", as if it were some kind of hobby, like collecting butterflies or something.