2016-07-30

Raven 8

Turning Points. Love and hate, killing and giving life, hunting and being hunted, growling and shooting, all empty, all one. Nothing is everywhere and everything is nowhere. Please explain this without using words of any language.
Raven sat with Brown Bear at zazen early one morning, and afterward she asked, "Why don't we study turning points that are relevant for the forest today?"
Brown Bear said, "Ask me a relevant question."
Raven asked, "Does the bear hunter have Buddha-nature?"
Brown Bear growled, "Mu."
"There you go," Raven said. "Mu is an old Asian word."
Brown Bear said, "That's the difficulty." (adapted from Robert Aitken, Zen Master Raven)
Raven 7

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