How can I find my way in the Dharma? How shall I proceed? This is the gist of the sincere questions Chao chou put to his teacher, Nan Ch’uan. Their dialogue—found in case 19 of the Wu Men Kuan– is most instructive and illuminating, not to say evergreen. Ordinary mind is the Tao!
We’re in the midst of spring. Flowers are blooming, the air is warm and scented. On a Sunday morning the Annandale dojo is filled with light.
“What is your best season?” asks WuMen in the verse that accompanies this case.
This talk was give at a zazenkai in September, 2017