Like clouds disappearing into the sky, cognition absorbs into emptiness’ sphere.
– Tsongkhapa, The Spendor of an Autumn Moon
Retreat! On 2012 Sep 27-30, Zen Teacher Valerie Forstman will be leading a retreat at the Gainesville Retreat Center. More info at the Retreats page.
Tuesday Aug 14, 8:30am
Friday Aug 17, 7:00pm
This Week’s Reading
Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 7, “White Elephant Prize”.
This Week’s Koan
Book of Serenity #30: “Daizui’s Kalpa Fire”
A monk asked Daizui, “When the great kalpa fire bursts out, the whole universe will be destroyed. I wonder if IT will also be destroyed or not.”
Daizui said, “Destroyed.”
The monk said, “If so, will IT be gone with the other?”
Daizui said, “Gone with the other.”
A monk asked Ryusai, “When the great kalpa fire bursts out, the whole universe will be destroyed. I wonder if IT will also be destroyed or not.”
Ryusai said, “Not destroyed.”
The monk said, “Why is it not destroyed?”
Ryusai said, “Because it is the same as the whole universe.”