Someone wrote me for an example of what I meant in being cautious about Yamada Roshi's talks and others associated from Sambokyodan. The talk on the present
I really like this koan...it seems like really practical advice. The phrases 'throw it away' and 'carry it off' spoke to me as practical guidance on how
Just sat with you all, with much gratitude that I was able to do so.
I should explain: I was given an English dharma name by my (Japanese-American) teacher. It's Faith-Moon.
Thanks Takoda for your thoughts. Yes the koan seems to be about not chasing after states of mind and an encouragement to keep letting go whatever arises.