Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 02/06/2022
From Master Wu-men’s Gateless Gate, Case 13 – Deshan Carries His Bowls
How do we create our own distractedness? And how do we get caught up in our flurry of concepts? It’s not conceptual thinking itself that is the problem. Shugen Roshi offers that by taking the seat of no evasion, turning our attention inwards, we can witness how “what we think we know” impedes our experience of our lives as they are, full and complete.