Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
The Book Of Equanimity, Case #94
Zen Mountain Monastery, 12/16/2018
Until the end of his life, the Buddha continued to encounter Mara, the insidious voice which tries to undermine the faith of the practitioner. Here, Shugen Roshi speaks of the need to continually meet Mara’s voice with tenderness and courage, emphasizing that no length of practice or depth of realization silences Mara – nor should it.