Do Not Forsake A Single Being

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

From the record of Master Dongshan

Zen Mountain Monastery, 12/15/2019

What does it mean to “broadly benefit the world” without disregarding a single being? How do we love someone who is filled with hate, or be generous toward someone who is greedy? Having committed to being of benefit in the face of these challenges, we can develop extending compassion and lovingkindness to anyone. And we can do this, not simply because it is morally right or the right thing to do, but because it is our very nature to do so.

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