Mazu's Make Yourself a Raft

KOAN:

To advance from where you can no longer advance and to do what can no longer be done, you must make yourself into a raft or ferryboat for others.

—Mazu Daoyi

Video August 11, 2022

It’s Hard? Then Let the Koan Carry You

John Tarrant

Shitou says the dark and bright are both part of the deep work. When times are tough, trusting your koan and the deep current carrying us all, is the way forward. Mazu tells us we came here to make a way out of no way—koans help. Trust in this valuable process. From a talk given at Summer Sesshin in June 2022. 5 minutes.

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