Milarepa, Drinking the Mountain Stream
Tuesday Feb 5, 8:30am
Friday Feb 8, 7:00pm
This Week’s Reading
Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 29, “Dependent Co-Arising”.
This Week’s Koan
Gateless Gate #6: “Buddha Holds Up A Flower“
When Buddha was in Grdhrakuta mountain he turned a flower in his fingers and held in before his listeners. Every one was silent. Only Maha-Kashapa smiled at this revelation, although he tried to control the lines of his face.
“I have the eye of the true teaching, the heart of Nirvana, the true aspect of non-form, and the ineffable stride of Dharma. It is not expressed by words, but especially transmitted beyond teaching. This teaching I have given to Maha-Kashapa.’
Mumon’s Comment:At the turning of a flower His diguise was exposed. No one is heaven or earth can surpass Maha-Kashapa’s wrinkled face.