Sat Sep 13

"Right effort and deep commitment should not be harsh. They are practices of ease and compassion."
- Mathew Bortolin, The Dharma of Star Wars

Saturday Zen Service, Sep 13: 10:00am - 11:45am.

Koan of the Week
Gateless Gate #34: "Knowing Is Not the Way"

Nanquan said, "Mind is not Buddha; knowing is not the Way."

Wumen's Commentary:
It should be said of Nanquan that he has grown old and knows no shame. Just opening his stinking mouth he exposed the disgrace of his own household. There are very few, however, who are grateful for his kindness.

Wumen's Verse:
When the sky clears, the sun appears;
When the rain falls, the earth is wet.
With all his heart, he has preached everything,
But I fear nobody can believe it.

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