Oct 21 – 27

October 21st, 2012
 
Every experience we have in our lives manifests from our mind. Because you interpret your life and your world through your mental attitude, it is important to have the right motivation. 
 
– Lama Thubten Yeshe, The Bliss of Inner Fire

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Oct 23, 8:30am
Friday Oct 26, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 17, “Pippalla Leaf”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #45: “Who is he?”

To Tozan, Master Hoen the Fifth Patriarch said,

“Shakyamuni and Maitreya Boddhisattva, both are His slaves. Well, tell me: Who is He?”

Mumon’s Comments:

Should you be able to clearly realize who he is, it would be as if you met your own father at the crossroads, as you do not have to ask your own father who he is.

Mumon’s Verse:

 Do not use another’s bow and arrow.
 Do not ride somebody else’s horse.
 Do not discuss someone else’s faults.
 Do not try to know some other person’s business.

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