April 10-16

April 9th, 2016

“So many of our relationships and our society as a whole are built around productivity, consumption, and speed. Even a meditation practice can turn into a self-improvement project to get ‘good at.’ Choosing to slow down and not accomplish anything is a revolution in itself.”

-Sister Ocean

 

Blue Cliff Record Case #86: Unmon’s Bright Light
Unmon, giving instruction, said, “Everyone has his own bright light. When you look at it, you can’t see it; it is complete darkness. Now, what is your bright light?”
He himself answered on behalf of the monks, “The kitchen and the entrance gate.”
Again he said, “It would be better not to have even the best things.”

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