The World-Honored One Ascends the Teaching Seat

Ron Hogen Green, Sensei 

Zen Mountain Monastery, 10/23/2019

True Dharma Eye, Case 141. The Buddha is expected to give a talk, but, shortly after taking the teacher’s seat, abruptly gets up and leaves. His attendant, Mahākāśyapa, claims the dharma has been expounded – that is, that the talk has been given. How can this be? Hogen Sensei explains the wisdom teaching – the just sitting – in the Buddha’s silence.

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