Apr 13 – 19

April 17th, 2014
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

-Lao Tzu

Practice Meetings

Thursday Apr 17, 8:30am

Friday Apr 18, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Book of Serenity #18
Joshu’s Dog

A monk asked Joshu, “Does the dog have buddha-nature, or not?”

Joshu said, “It has”.

The monk said, “If it has it, why did it creep into that skin bag?”

Joshu said, “Because it does so knowingly.”

Another monk asked, “Does the dog have buddha-nature, or not?”

Joshu said, “Mu.” (No.)

The monk said, “All living beings have buddha-nature. Why doesn’t the dog have any?”

Joshu said, “Because it is in its karma-consciousness.”

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