Oct 7 – 13

October 7th, 2012
 
The mind is like the wick of a lamp
illumined only through its own radiance.
 
– Milarepa, Drinking the Mountain Stream

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Oct 9, 8:30am
Friday Oct 12, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 15, “Forest Ascetic”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #36: “Goso’s No Words, No Silence”

Goso said,

“When you meet a Man of the Way on the road, greet him not with words, nor with silence. Tell me, how will you greet him?”

Mumon’s Comments:

If you can answer Goso exactly, it will be extremely heartening. If you cannot answer properly yet, then you must do your best to watch out everything.

Meeting the man of the Way on the road,
Greeting him not with words, nor with silence.
Give him an uppercut,
Then he will understand you at once. 
 

 

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