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Bodhidharma Sets the Mind to Rest (GG41)

KOAN:

The student said, “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

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Dharma Theme October 30, 2023

Dharma Theme: Stop Suffering!

PZI Teachers

We’re always looking for a recipe or data points to get a handle on happiness. The most profoundly simple but difficult challenge is to let ourselves transform into ourselves. We imagine a different, better self “after awakening.” Every stroke, even the most difficult or painful, is part of the piece. Our journey through suffering transforms everything, including the destination.

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