The teacher said, “I’m not asking about before the full moon, come and say a word or two about after the full moon.”
He responded to his own request, “Every day is a good day.”
—The Blue Cliff Record, Case 6
Yunmen said, “Before or after the full moon, every day is a good day!” The light of sesshin infuses us. In a “good day” the light is in you, just how it is—this is not an achievement, you are in the gift of the universe. The tenderness of the good day. Our whole lives opening to now. You can’t bully the Dao, it’s bigger than you! Not getting in the way of life. Also: Dreams, Linji’s death, and more. Video recorded in Winter Sesshin 2020.