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Shitou's Rightful Heir


Daowu asked, “Who is the rightful heir of the sixth ancestor?”
Shitou said, “The one who understands Buddha-Dharma attained it.”
Daowu asked, “Did you obtain it?”
“I don’t understand Buddha-Dharma,” said Shitou.

Text June 23, 2023

We Are Interwoven

John Tarrant

It’s a noble thing to gather together for the Dharma. It has hidden effects, that if we thought about it from afar, we’d think, Ah, I don’t know. But when we’re together, we can feel, Oh, yeah, it’s happening. I can feel it in my heart and my soul and my fingers.

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