“… Many flavors of awakening exist, constituting one mountain range …”
“… If you’re lucky enough to get up the mountain, you’ve still got to come down again ...”
Description: A novice asks his master, “What is the way?” The master responds, “Ordinary mind.” This koan expresses how ultimate reality can be found in something as commonplace as a cup of coffee. When someone experiences awakening in Zen, they will not need to look beyond their ordinary reckoning to discern a vast range of peaks and valleys as really just one mountain. Many flavors of awakening exist, constituting one mountain range.
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Post & Featured Image (edited): Beautiful sunrise time of Mountain Fuji and sea of mist in autumn season seen from Mountain Takayama , Shizuoka prefecture by torsakarin, purchased from 123rf, for use only on our website/social channels (this image is not permitted to be shared separately from this post).