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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Layman Pang's Beautiful Snowflakes

This an abridged transcription of a sesshin teisho that Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede gave on koan number forty two of the Hekiganroku or Blue Rock Record, on December 6, 1992.:

There's this wonderful photograph, one of the most famous in the world, of the earth as seen from the moon: this beautiful, luminous, green-and-blue globe, partly obscured by white clouds. Seeing this, one can so easily be moved by the unity, the wholeness, of this earth. At the same time, our planet is teeming with billions of people. We are a blizzard of sentient beings moving about through our busy lives. Where are we all going? If we get back far enough and look at it from the big perspective, we're not going anywhere; we're all here together.


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