Mi Hu’s “Enlightenment or Not?”

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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

The Book of Serenity, Case #62

Zen Mountain Monastery, 01/13/2019

The student in this koan asks, “Do people these days need Enlightenment or not?”  Working from the Book of Serenity and other texts, Shugen Roshi deeply investigates the many facets of this question. A true path, he says, acknowledges the painful reality of suffering but remains grounded in an unshakeable faith in the basic wholeness of every person. 

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