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. What would it mean to “be free from cause and effect”? And what are the implications of “not ignoring cause and effect”? Whether we’re talking about issues of concentrated power or the subtle play of our minds, there is always space for compassionate action.

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