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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

Video January 11, 2020

The Journey, the Reaching & Luopu’s Last Words

John Tarrant

The great Chan teacher Luopu’s deathbed story, and his emphasis on the importance of a “direct meeting with the source” outside the teachings—you can’t just read about it. “Don’t grasp principles with words.” The story features the Book of Serenity’s compassion for the whole process toward enlightenment, for these wonderful teachers. Dharma talk in Fall Sesshin. Video as recorded 2019.

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