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.