Message from Henry: Beyond the World’s Dust

…beyond what we know, far, far beyond it.

Beyond the world’s dust — this famous old Zen phrase can mean various things.

Beyond the city and court where intrigues, jealousies, betrayals were common-place in Tang-era China.

Beyond worldly concerns in general. Beyond busy-ness and commotion and trouble.

It can also mean beyond all human knowledge and understanding. That’s where practice would like to lead us: beyond what we know, far, far beyond it.

Message from Henry is from our October 21, 2019 Newsletter
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