Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt Tremper, New York, Sunday 04/09/2023
From the Book of Serenity, Case 62 – Mi Hu’s “Enlightenment Or Not?”
From this koan, and quoting Daido Roshi “The way to heaven is heaven itself,” and from Thomas Merton’s writing on the monastic life which can just as well be applied to lay life, Shugen Roshi encourages us to be mindful, pay attention and see enlightenment here and now in our everyday activities. And be careful, what stuff are we using to put our life together each day?