Raven 177: Confidence

Zazen is the universal solvent. It's not that problems dissolve away in the sustained abiding in silence, but the problematicity of every problem dissolves.
Grouse came by one day for a private talk with Raven. She said, "My problem is that I have no confidence."
Raven said, "Aren't you quieter these days?"
Grouse said, "Yes. I guess I am."
Raven said, "There you go."
Grouse said, "I guess I can do it."
Raven said, "It's total silence that removes all doubt."

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