PZI Teacher Archives
Dongshan said to the assembly, “It’s the beginning of autumn, the end of summer, and you brothers will go, some to the east, some west: you must go where there’s not an inch of grass for ten thousand miles.”
And again he said, “But where there’s not an inch of grass for ten thousand miles, how can you go?”
Shishuang said, “When you go out of the gate, there is grass all over!”
Dayang said, “I would say: Even if you don’t go out of the gate, the grass is everywhere.”
—Book of Serenity Case 89
David Parks Roshi of Bluegrass Zen in Kentucky enters spring with mowing grasses and contemplating weeds. Zen online dharma talk as recorded April 1st, 2021.