Description: In this teisho, Henry begins an exploration of the compact koan, Unmon’s Mt. Sumeru: A monk asked Unmon, “Not a single thought arises: is there any fault or not?” Unmon said, “Mt. Sumeru!” Henry probes the dangers of quietism, the hazards of self-assessment in meditation practice, and Unmon’s startling singular response, “Mt Sumeru” — which means center of the universe. We begin to learn about Unmon’s famous and powerfully effective one-word teachings.
Post and Featured Image Credit: Sunrise of Tengger Caldera, by Jean-Marie Hullot (edited), CC BY-SA 2.0.