NOTE FROM JUNDO: I ASKED FUGEN TO START OFF THE READINGS THIS WEEK, AS I FOOLISHLY LEFT THE BOOKS IN TSUKUBA WHEN WE LEFT. OH WELL. SOMETIMES WE 'BURN ALL THE BOOKS' IN ZEN PRACTICE ... BUT SOMETIMES WE NEED THEM. 8)
An interesting chapter, that i'll let you explore, just going to leave you some questions...
What does he mean by same wind blowing?
What's the meaning of "a thousand miles"?
What role(/s) does a teacher have in a students practice in the end?
And were those twenty years in the monastery spent in vain?
And finally, if the point of zen is to awaken to the essential, what was the essential in this chapter?