Feb 10 – 16

February 10th, 2013
Unless we practice loving feelings toward everyone we meet, day in, day out, we’re missing out on the most joyous part of life. If we can actually open our hearts, there’s no difficulty in being happy. 

Ayya Khema, Be An Island

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Feb 12, 8:30am

Friday Feb 15, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 30, “Bamboo Forest”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #22: “Kashyapa’s Flagpole

Ananda asked Kashyapa, “The World-honored One gave you the golden robe; did he give you anything else?”

“Ananda!” cried Kashyapa.

“Yes, sir!” answered Ananda.

“Knock down the flagpole at the gate,” said Kashyapa.

Mumon’s Comment:

Tell me—question or answer—which was more intimate?
Many have knit their brows over this;
Elder brother calls, younger brother answers, and they betray the family secret.
They had a special spring, not one of yin and yang.

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