Feb 22 - 28

Winter, week 10
"The opposite of injustice is not justice, but compassion. Not me against you, not me straightening out the present ill, fighting to gain a just result for myself and others, but compassion, a life that goes against nothing and fulfills everything.." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen. Our next Zen service is Sat Feb 24, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led by Meredith.

Chants for Thu Feb 22 - Wed Feb 28:
  • Harmony of Relative and Absolute, p. 23
  • Fulfilling the Buddha Way, p. 40
  • Yuibutsu Yobutsu 2, p. 47
See Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed. and
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule

Reading this week: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special: Chap. 8, "Justice," pp. 53-54.

Question. Are there compassionate ways to express anger?

At Boundless Way Temple, 1030 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA:
  • Sat Mar 10, 9:00-17:00. "Buddhism 101." INFO HERE.
  • Thu Mar 15, 19:00 - Sun Mar 18, 12:00. Spring Sesshin. INFO HERE
Raven Tale: The Dark Side
"All in all, you're just another brick in the wall" (Pink Floyd)

Something doesn't and something does love a wall.
Protecting, preserving, nurturing --
Isolating, trapping --
Liberation requires containment.
Your bounds manifest the boundless.
But how can a brick know how it is important
And how it isn't?
Koan Post: Blue Cliff Record #76: Danxia's "Have You Had Your Dinner?"
Every test I've been given
I handed back blank,
Or bearing at most an idle doodle.
Still my teacher gives me passing marks,
On the basis of which, I claim my dinner.
So blind, my teacher.
So blind, this student,
Wandered up from mountain's foot.

No comments:

Post a Comment