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How the Great Matter Works Is Not Your Business!

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Have confidence in the light that’s always working inside you: don’t pretend it’s not there. And when you don’t feel good, that’s the back foot walking. It’s not heartless—it’s the great matter. From an evening talk given in Summer Sesshin on June 17, 2022. 4 minutes.

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Have confidence in the light that’s always working inside you: don’t pretend it’s not there. And when you don’t feel good, that’s the back foot walking. It’s not heartless—it’s the great matter.

Don’t be minding other people’s business—don’t even mind your own business! There’s no you to mind.

There’s nothing wrong with what comes up in your mind, the currents and waves, the peaks and troughs, but you’ll notice it quiets a lot in sesshin, so that even when there’s stuff flowing through the e mind, it honest have anything to do with you. You don’t have to be the servant of what’s flowing through your mind.

That’s not your Zen master—nothing in your history is your Zen master. The Dao will hold you.

From an evening talk given in Summer Sesshin on June 17, 2022. 4 minutes.

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Summer Sesshin: Front Foot & Back Foot Walking

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