Ruiyan’s “Constant Principle”

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Book of Serenity, Case 75

Zen Mountain Monastery, 08/25/2019

Amid the flow of a lifetime many changes occur, so how do we navigate both change and commitment, and how do we hold our vows in the face of things and influences that affect us deeply? Shugen Roshi uses this koan to explore how the Dharma can help expand our limited views of success and failure, right and wrong, while staying true to the essence of vow and commitment on the Bodhisattva path.

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