The Old Woman’s Miraculous Powers

Jody Hojin Kimmel
The Old Woman’s Miraculous Powers

Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt Tremper, New York, Sunday 04/14/2024

From “The Hidden Lamp, Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women”

A tea shop proprietor serves traveling monks a koan to accompany their tea. “Let those of you with miraculous powers drink tea.” Then she says to the stunned monks, “Watch this old, decrepit woman show her miraculous powers.” Then, she simply walks out. Hojin Sensei reflects on this story from “The Hidden Lamp.”

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