In this video, John explores the concept of Nirvana. It is often easy to misunderstand Nirvana as a goal or a state that we must attain. Even when we imagine we have a more sophisticated understanding, it is still often easy to catch ourselves ‘polishing a tile’ during practice, and this seems to be hard to resist, particularly as we are profoundly influenced by a culture that is particularly individualistic and acquisitive, even whilst pretending otherwise .
Here John tries to clarify what is meant by Nirvana and how this relates to the practice of Zazen.

Adapted from Kusen No. 295 given on 19th July 2020