This koan and the previous one really seem (to me at least) to support the Soto tradition view. I'm a very young student to Zen but I just don't see how
I think that this is a wonderful example of "everything counts". You do what you can with what is presented.
Thank you for sharing.
Will be sitting this one tonight.
Really, 2 days is not a long retreat at all, and most "Sesshin" are a week or two (Heck, monks sit "Ango" for
Sesshin are not to be taken lightly. Two days is a good amount of time - and you are to be commended for your effort. I ha e found in my own experience