Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 08/07/2022
From Master Wu-men’s Gateless Gate, Case 8 – Hsi-chung Makes Carts
The Buddha realized, and taught, that it is our sense of self, our sense of our individual person within, that is the source of everything we create that causes distress and confusion and unhappiness. Salvation from this dukkha is not about finding a way out of it but about finding a way into it. If we want to actually free ourselves we have to practice freeing ourselves right now, just now.