Fayan’s “Eye of the Way”

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

True Dharma Eye, Case 111

Zen Mountain Monastery, 09/22/2019

What is it that obstructs the way of wisdom; what is it that causes our distress? Two aspects of seeing in the language of the dharma are seeing into absolute, unconditioned reality and seeing into the relative reality of our day to day lives. Both are present as essential aspects of us, of human nature, so how do we tap into our innate wisdom when facing the imperatives of climate crisis, of institutionalized oppression and racism, and injustice of all kinds? We have the capacity to transform our responses in the world, and to shift the dynamic, through our dedication and commitment.

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