A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
There is a talk posted on Wzen.org right now if you want to take the next step in practice. You should listen in.
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei Perceiving the Ox Shugen Sensei continues his exploration of the spiritual journey. In the third stage of Zen practice, a student might have her first experience of the ‘falling away of body and mind’, but there is much work yet to be done. When everything you know about yourself is gone, what remains? This discourse was offered at the Zen Center of New York City on April 4th, 2013.