Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, 04/25/2020
Book of Serenity, Case 18
“All beings are Buddha nature,” and yet we still have grapple with the ups and downs, and a bodhisattva must even at times fall into the hell realms in order to help other beings. Each of us has to encounter and engage our own suffering in order to manifest our enlightened nature, bringing into awareness our own limitlessness. In this second of two talks on Zhaozhou’s Dog, Shugen Roshi takes us further into practicing the limitless capacity of Buddha nature within the limits of the phenomenal world.