Baizhang’s Fox

Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Zen Center of New York City, 6/2/2019

Book of Serenity, Case 8

In this commentary to a well-known koan, Hogen Sensei explores the role of zazen and insight in seeing through, transforming, and being liberated from karma while being in its midst. He presents the Mahayana perspective of “not ignoring cause and effect” by engaging in compassionate selfless action as the necessary complement of the early Buddhist ideal of “being free from cause and effect.”

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