Maku mozo! (Don’t be deluded!)

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A little more on Maku mozo!, which means “Don’t be deluded!”

What does “Don’t be deluded” mean? One reply, from zen master Chih: “When one makes false calculation by accepting the recognition of oneself as a being, a dichotomy of active and passive occurs that may be called delusion.”

And from zen master Keizan: “Indeed, since people lack nothing, it is a pity that they wander so much in illusion once they have been deluded by their perception.”

As my friend Rondy would often say, “Well, there you have it.”