Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt Tremper, New York, Sunday 8/27/2023
From the Book of Serenity, Case 69 – Nanquan’s “Cows”
When the teachings talk about being unconcerned, when we practice letting go of the self and the self-consciousness, what is that? How to be simple, that is not simplistic? How to by authentic, that by it’s very nature is uncontrived? How to be alive and unadorned?