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.
This case makes me think of this Koan:
One day, Zen Master Man Gong sat on the high rostrum and gave the speech to mark the end of the