Q. Can anybody become the true-Self?
A. Your question is like ‘Can any wind become air?’ My answer to your question is ‘You can’t become the true-Self’, because you are already the true-Self. You are to your true-Self as wind is to air. What matters is how to realise the truth. The purpose of Zen meditation is not to turn you who is not the true-Self into the true-Self but to help you to realise the truth that you are the true-Self itself. You can’t avoid being the true-Self even for a moment. So, the Sutra says that we are like a rich beggar who has not realised that he has diamond in his pocket.
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