Zen proverb 28 : Shujinko


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I will introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Shujinko.”

We often use this word in Japanese. It usually means “hero” or “main character.”

Many Japanese people don’t know it is also the Zen word.

It means “pure oneself” in Zen.

We are playing myself who is not real oneself for various reasons and we don’t realize this.

Who are you?

Are you really yourself?

Please ask this question to your “Shujinko.”