Knowledge Without Misunderstanding

Keizan Murray

Jan 1, 2022

“To study and not to think is darkness. To think without study is dangerous.” - Takeda Nobushige (1525-1561 A.D.) 'Opinions in Ninety-Nine Articles'.

As we begin a new year, and look towards 2022 with cautious expectations and fervent hope, I'd like to share a few words from a New Years message written by Shokai Koshikidake Soke, the Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake (Yamagata, Japan) Shugendo tradition -which is offered at our monastery in Korinji- that resonated with me on many levels.