On this Fathers Day, 6/20/2021, Will reads from The Record of Linji (Linji Lu). Linji is the great grandfather of one of the schools of Zen (Chan) and has a message for us today. “Nowadays, he who studies buddhadharma must seek true insight. Gaining true insight, he is not affected by birth-and-death, but freely goes or stays. He needn’t seek the excellent— that which is excellent will come of itself.”
Taking the bait, you get cooked and eaten.
Don’t believe everything you think. Don’t believe what you are programmed to think. Imaged reality is created by projecting our habitual thinking.
Liberation is not a ticket to somewhere else. impermanence, emptiness, no-self…
This week we are birthing the Buddha, as we contemplate dependent origination and no-self.
“The sun, the stars, the trees, the rivers are already teaching us the Diamond Sutra” -208 Kongans – Original Light Temple
Great Faith, Great Courage, Great Question. Upcoming Buddha’s Birthday Retreat, what are we celebrating?
Dharma Talk, May 2, 2021 – Parjna Paramita What are two aspects of consciousness? What is Perfect Wisdom?
This Dharma Talk was recorded on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 while I was on my way home from visiting my mother who was in the last days of her life. She died that Friday, April 23, 2021.
The Dharma is in plain sight, yet is nowhere to be found. How does a Bodhisattva save all sentient beings?