“The Enlightened Musician”
The purpose of meditation, Zen master Dogen taught, was not to become the Buddha-Nature but to realize that we already are, that we always are. The Buddha-Nature, the God Within, our Innate Perfection.
The usual musician strives to play Beethoven note perfect. But the Enlightened one, the rare one, concentrates instead on revealing Beethoven’s Perfection. That we may now Know ours.
That is his meditation, his action meditation, for Beethoven, for himself and for all.