Now You Have It, Keep It Well

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Now You Have It, Keep It Well
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 12/12/2021

From Dongshan’s “Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi”

Shugen Roshi offers this Dharma Discourse as a fitting teaching at the completion of this year’s Buddha’s Enlightenment Vigil. We do the vigil to endeavor what the Buddha did. And there is indeed something to celebrate; that the Buddha decided to teach and transmit what he realized. Dongshan’s song starts out by imploring us to take care of this intimate, profound teaching. “Now you have it, keep it well.”

 

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