Feb 17 – 23

February 17th, 2013
This fundamental consciousness
in itself is nothing at all.
In the voidness of reality
lack of realizer and realized is realized, 
lack of seer and seen is seen,
lack of knower and known is known,
lack of perceiver and perceived is perceived.

Milarepa, Drinking the Mountain Stream

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Feb 19, 8:30am

Friday Feb 22, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 31, “I Will Return in the Spring”.

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #84, Book of Serenity #48 : “The Vimalakirti Sutra’s Non-Duality”

Vimalakirti asked Manjusri,

“What does it mean that the Bodhisattva enters the
Dharma-gate of Not-Two?”

Manjusri said,

“I see it like this: in all phenomena, there are
neither words nor explanations, neither presentations nor knowledge; it is beyond all
questions and answers. That is what I understand with ‘to enter the Dharma-gate of
Not-Two’.”

Then Manjusri asked Vimalakirti,

“All of us have finished giving our explanations. Now you
should give your explanation. What does it mean that the Bodhisattva enters the
Dharma-gate of Not-Two?”

Vimalakirti remained silent.

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