“The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood,
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things…”
Seng T’san, who lived in the sixth century, was the third Chinese patriarch of Zen
The rest of this poem can be found here.
Monday, 6:30AM, Zazen at the Tea House
Tuesday, 7PM, Dream Koan, at the Tea House or Zoom
Wednesday, 6:30AM, Zazen at the Tea House or Zoom with Zenho Sensei
Thursday, 6:30AM, Vajrakilaya Sadhana, In person at the Tea House
Friday, 6:30AM, Zazen at The Tea House
May all auspicious circumstances be present in abundance for all beings.
Deep Peace, Great Love,
Issan & Zenho