The Middle Way Is Close

The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
The Middle Way Is Close
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Saturday 11/20/2021

From Transmission of the Light, Case 22 – The 21st Indian Ancestor, Vasubandhu

As we practice to free ourselves, we are constantly in the midst of change. And in this endlessly changing world, we unknowingly try to create a substantial, permanent self. This interaction between Vasubandhu and Jayata illustrates the essence of middle way. By not denying, not grasping or seeking something eternal, we will encounter a true way of patience, generosity, perseverance, faith, respect and devotion. Practice is not about a perfect life, it is about living this life completely.

 

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