Hekiganroku - Case 57: Joshu and the "Bumpkin" A monk asked Joshu, "'The supreme Way is not difficult; it simply dislikes choosing'. What is non-choosing?" Joshu said, "Above the heavens and under the heavens I am the only one, alone and exalted." The monk said, "That is still choosing." Joshu said, "You stupid bumpkin, where is the choosing?" The monk remained silent.
We are a lay sitting group in Glendale AZ. We meet on Tuesday evenings at the West Valley UU Church at 59th and Cholla. Offering instruction in zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) and the opportunity to practice with the structure and support of a group inspired in the Rinzai Zen tradition.Beginners welcome.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
"The true person of no rank is the real form of truth as it appears throughout the universe. It is fluid and in a constant state of becoming. The true person of rank is the real form of truth as it appears throughout the universe. It, too, is fluid and in a constant state of becoming. Rank and no rank are nondual. Therefore, each and every thing up to and including each one of us exists thus! The essence of all phenomena is thusness; the real nature of body and mind is thusness. Therefore, it cannot be attained by any personal effort. Realized or not, it has always been manifesting as our very life itself."