Nov 4 – 10

November 4th, 2012
 
A monk asked, “What is the ultimate teaching of all buddhas?” Fayan said, “You have it too.”
 
– Zen’s Chinese Heritage

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Nov 6, 8:30am
Friday Nov 9, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 19, “Tangerine of Mindfulness”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #8: “Keichu’s Wheel”

Getsuan said to this students:

“Keichu, the first wheel-maker of China, made two wheels of fifty spokes each. Now, suppose you removed the nave [hub] uniting the spokes. What would become of the wheel? And had Keichu done this could he be called the master wheel-maker?”

Mumon’s Verse

When the hubless wheel turns,
Master or no master can stop it.
It turns above heaven and below earth,
South, north, east and west.

 

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