The student asked, “My mind is not at rest, I beg you please put it to rest.”
Bodhidharma said, “Bring me your mind and I will set it to rest.”
The student said, “I have searched for mind and cannot find it.”
Bodhidharma said, “There, I have put it to rest.”
—Gateless Gate, Case 41
Allison remarks on Bodhidharma’s Setting the Mind to Rest koan. Reality vs Data: Data can’t be wrong, can it? Recorded during Sunday session with John Tarrant & Friends on February 27, 2022. 4 Minutes.
John Tarrant reads the koan story Bodhidharma Sets the Mind to Rest to close his Sunday program. February 27, 2022. 2 minutes.
How do we set the mind at rest in times of war and turbulence? The practice was made in and for times like these. The art of practice is to be at peace in the middle of all the forces: climate change, disaster, war, disease, famine. Jordan MCConnell chants a dharani, a sacred spell to ward off danger and dispel demons. Can’t hurt! February 27, 2022.