The Child’s Expression is Entrusted To You

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 5/25/2019

Taking up Dogen’s Fascicle Shoaku Makusa, Shugen Roshi explores how our open awareness is like a child’s expression of “refrain from unwholesome action, do wholesome action,” but in practice this seemingly easy instruction is quite difficult. Why? This is the heart of being human and facing the whole of reality of our lives. 

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