Sat Sep 20

"What I do and what happens to me are not events that occur in time, they are the forms that my being-time takes."
- Loy & Goodhew, The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons

Saturday Zen Service, Sep 20: 10:00am - 11:45am.

Koan of the Week
Gateless Gate #35: "Qian's Soul is Separated"

Wuzu asked a monk, "Qian and her soul are separated; which one is the true Qian?"

Wumen's Commentary:
If you realize the true one in this, you will understand that getting out of one shell and entering another is just like a traveler staying at an inn; if you have not realized it, don't rush about wildly. When earth, water, fire, and wind are suddenly about to decompose, you will be like a crab which has fallen into boiling water and its seven arms and eight legs. At that time, don't say I didn't warn you.

Wumen's Verse:
The clouds and the moon are the same;
Valleys and mountains are different from each other.
All are blessed, ten thousand times blessed!
Is this one? Is this two?

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