One of the greatest sages of the 20th century, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, taught that in order to know what you are, you need to learn what you're NOT. Neti, Neti, which translates as "Not this, Not that," is a ruthless form of systematic negation that reveals our true nature by eliminating all of the things we are NOT. "I am not my job, my emotions, my..." This ancient Upanishadic practice has long ties to Buddhism. In this Dharma talk, Doshim explains how we can incorporate Neti Neti into our Zen practice to reveal that which we truly are.
Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Inzan Gartland.