Chong An Sunim – 01/15/2022 Original Light Zen Temple 90-day retreat
Today’s Dharma Talk includes a reading from “The Record of Linji” – translation and commentary by Ruth Fuller Sasaki. “I believe that Zen, particularly Rinzai Zen, has a significant role in the present world. Modern people are adrift amid the great confusion and uncertainty of contemporary life. The Linji lu can give us a foundation on which to construct a new and powerful view of human existence.” –Yamada Mumon
According to the Buddha, there are three poisons that cause suffering. We examine how the conception of a self and our identification with I, me, and mine is at the root of our suffering.
Before thought = Don’t Know Mind.
“The sun, the stars, the trees, the rivers are already teaching us the Diamond Sutra” -208 Kongans – Original Light Temple
This week we get a little taste from a bowl of Kongan (Koan) soup.
In this episode, Will talks about our upcoming retreat with Chong An Sunim and Kongan practice.