Tuesday Apr 9, 8:30am
Friday Apr 12, 7:00pm
This Week’s Reading
Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 38, “O, Happiness!”.
This Week’s Koan
Gateless Gate #29
“Not the Wind, Not the Flag”
The wind was flapping a temple flag, and two monks started an argument.
One said the flag moved, the other said the wind moved;
they argued back and forth but could not reach a conclusion.
The Sixth Patriarch said, “It is not the wind that moves, it is not the flag that moves; it is your mind that moves.”
The two monks were awe-struck.
Mumon’s VerseWind, flag, mind, moving, All equally to blame. Only knowing how to open his mouth, Unaware of his fault in talking.