FQ17 Buddhism Week 5

This week, we will examine how we can remain faithful to ourselves — we will look at the Platform Sutra, especially on the subject of the body and mind.

We will look at one primary text:

platformsutra_dharmajewel

We will also look at two zen koans, “washing your bowls” and “the sound of bells.”

Washing your bowl:

https://tricycle.org/magazine/wash-your-bowl/

The sound of bells:

Zen Master Unmon said: “The world is vast and wide. Why do you put on your robes at the sound of a bell?” (from http://www.stat.wmich.edu/naranjo/zenkoans/chinapagezen.html)

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