Within There is a Jewel

The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
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Within There is a Jewel
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 04/24/2021

Blue Cliff Record, Case 62 – Yunmen’s “Within There is a Jewel”

Shugen Roshi reminds us that we are the creators of our lives. Our pervasive sense of being lost or broken is a creation of our mind. Out of habit we look outside of ourselves for relief. This koan tells us to “Turn the light around” and find the jewel within that shows us the path to the end of suffering.

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