Dec 1 – 7

A hundred thousand worlds are flowers in the sky,
a single mind and body is moonlight on the water;
once the cunning ends and information stops,
at that moment there is no place for thought.
Han-Shan Te-Ch’ing, The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Practice Meetings

Thursday Dec 5, 8:30am

Friday Dec, 6 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Book of Serenity #93

Shiso Does Not Understand

Roso asked Nansen,

“People do not recognize the Mani-jewel. I picked it up myself in the Tathagata treasury. What is this treasury?”

Nansen said, “Old Master exchanges questions and answers with you. That’s it.”

Shiso said, “How about when there is no exchange of questions and answers?”

Nansen said, “That’s also the treasury.”

Shiso said, “What is the jewel?”

Nansen said, “Reverend Shiso!”

Shiso replied, “Yes!”

Nansen said, “Get out. You don’t understand my words.”

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