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Dharmatalk: Case 7, The Gateless Gate: Joshu’s “Wash Your Bowls”

September 26, 2019

The world is nothing but metamorphosis and life is nothing but an opinion. ~Marcus Aurelius

fractals bloom metamorphosis

Everybody’s got a hungry heart. ~Bruce Springsteen 

Description: In The Gateless Gate, the last line of this koan reads, “The monk attained some realization.” What did the monk realize? Why is this seemingly ordinary dialogue between the great master Jôshô and a monk worthy of our attention? These questions encapsulate the central theme of this inspiring talk.

Post & Featured image (Edited): Bloom by Barbara A LanePixabay License.

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