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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Dharma Talk:The Freedom of No Escape by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei

Discussion of the following koan:

Move, and you bury your body ten thousand feet deep; don’t move, and sprouts grow right where you are. You must cast off both sides and let the middle go; then you must buy some sandals and travel some more before you’ll really attain realization.


Blogger ikerus said...

Hello again,

I posted my final paper for eastern religion, and I wondered if you would like to critique it.

9:27 AM  
Blogger M said...

Post a link to it here.

10:07 AM  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

I like that: "then you must buy some sandals and travel some more before you'll really attain realization" that has some physiological truth too, being that walking helps thinking. Some great thinkers have used it for method of loci, walking through their castles and telling stories that relates to each room, filing their thoughts in the outter world. Moving enhances your thinking, but you your thinking cannot have to many distractions to form a thought.

10:29 PM  

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