How Do You Cross a Stream? (Record of Dongshan)

KOAN:

Shenshan was crossing a river with his dharma brother Dongshan. Dongshan said, “Don’t make a mistake with your steps and slip into the current.”
Shenshan said, “If I make a mistake with my steps, then I won’t live to cross the river.”
Dongshan said, “What is the state without mistakes?”
Shenshan said, “Now I’m crossing the river with the Ancestor.”

Video January 20, 2018

Every Action is a Dharmic Action

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin. Morning of July 17, 2017.

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