Fusatsu: March 2020, ZMM

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 03/05/2020

Every kind of being sees differently, as Dogen states in the Mountains & Rivers Sutra. So how is it for you—and where do we meet each other? In this talk given during the Renewal of Vows—Fusatsu ceremony, Shugen Roshi notes that much of what is happening in our minds we don’t see clearly. How each moment of action happens starts long before the action is taken. In ones own mind, the feeling states which overwhelm our natural clarity need to be seen and given space so that, in time, clarity can manifest in our thoughts, words and actions.

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