Relating with a teacher difference becomes clear.

From the pine tree
learn of the pine tree,
And from the bamboo
of the bamboo.


 “The Japanese word for ‘learn’ (narau) carries the sense of ‘taking after’ something, of making an effort to stand essentially in the same mode of being as the thing one wishes to learn about. It is on the field of sunyata that this becomes possible.”

Keiji Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness.

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