Koans are like divinations, or Yi King readings, or friends who show up to help you see your own face and your own life. In the koan world, there is no moment of your life that is not true and real.
We get into a bath together, whether we like it or not. And we discover the cause of water, and of everything else, by not being separate from it.
LIVE Monday from SRCZC – It’s your sun face and your moon face. Sunlight and moonlight each have their beauty. It’s obvious that each moment of life is for you and you can’t give it away to anyone.
The valley is a place to rest and to discover again who you are. You climb mountains and strive for achievements, and that’s fine, but when you enter here, every moment is complete and the presence of here spreads out through your life.
‘I wanted to understand it, but I seemed to live in a world that was immutably exactly what it was, and bridges and water didn’t trade places with each other.’
The Duke was a magician who was an advisor to Emperor Wu, the Buddha Heart Emperor. This talk is one of an occasional series exploring great stories in our lineage.