Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Zen Center of New York City, 01/19/2020
Hojin Sensei remembers the life and teaching of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Still with so much to teach us, he can be with us now in our ways of life, our actions and our speech. What did he see within himself that led him down a path of compassion and love, interdependence and nonviolence? Dr. King said, “I felt an inescapable urge to serve society, a responsibility which I could not escape,” which Hojin Sensei sees in this the mind of the bodhisattva who that feels there is no other way, who sees the immense suffering of people and is led to do something in response. Dr. King’s words remind us, “We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.”
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