monday morning dharma: nothingness

Whenever I am asked to give a Dharma talk, I have to struggle to work out a Dharma message. I often feel I have nothing to offer. In a sense, that is natural because the Dharma is about naturalness, nothingness and emptiness, which means the Dharma refers to things as they are. You cannot talk about the air while in the air, and you cannot talk about water while in water.


Rev. Toshikazu Arai is a professor and Shin Buddhist minister living in Osaka, Japan. His blog, Echo of the Dharma, is a bilingual collection of reflections and Dharma talks, full of bits of wisdom.