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The Green Mountain Walks About (BS41)


The green mountain moves its feet—you don’t need a lamp in broad daylight.

Also: The green mountain walks about, the sun stands still in the sky.

—Book of Serenity Case 41


Dharma Theme March 22, 2023
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Text September 11, 2020

The Journey, the Reaching, & Luopu’s Last Words

John Tarrant

There was a teacher called Luopu, a Chinese teacher, and he said this interesting thing. He said, “You have to directly realize the source outside of the teachings.” That’s the whole thing about it. That’s Bodhidharma’s thing, the direct realization outside of scriptures. The scriptures are nice and the teachings are nice, but really, the direct understanding—the direct meeting with life—the direct meeting with awakening is the thing.

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