Jan. 3-9

“The big, practical trick to understanding egolessness is to tune into the fact that sensations arise on their own in a natural causal fashion, even the intentions to do things. This is a formal practice instruction.”

-Daniel Ingram


Gateless Gate Case #39: Unmon and a Mistake in Speaking
A monk said to Unmon, “The brilliance of the Buddha silently illuminates the whole universe…”
But before the monk could finish the verse, Unmon said, “Aren’t those the words of Chõetsu the Genius?”
“Yes, they are,” answered the monk.
“You have slipped up in your speaking,” Unmon said.
Afterward, Shishin Zenji brought up the matter and said, “Tell me, at what point did the monk err in his speaking?”

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