What Is Most Urgent for Me?

KOAN:

Question: Teacher, what is most urgent for me?
Answer: The very you that is afraid you do not know.

—Yunmen, from the Record of the Yunmen (Gate of the Clouds)

Audio June 1, 2022

What Is Most Urgent for Me? What Should I Do?

Tess Beasley

What next? I am up against it. How can I do what is needed or know which direction to go? The direction is inward. A turning toward everything inside the self is required. Like the Buddha—his urgency amplified his situation. Facing pain, loss, injury, or grief, we want direct and appropriate action to release us. The only way forward is toward the inner world. Tess Beasley Sensei’s Sunday Talk on May 29, 2022.

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