Greetings My Friends:
A little more than one-third of summer has passed. Hope you are well. Now we get down to making amends...
Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Koan: Te-shan visited Lung-t’an and questioned him sincerely far into the night. It grew late and Lung-t’an said, ”Why don’t you retire?” Te-shan made his bows and lifted the blinds to withdraw, but was met by darkness. Turning back he said, “It is dark outside.”
Lung-t’an lit a paper candle and handed it to Te-shan. Te-shan was about to take it when Lung-t’an blew it out. At this, Te-shan had sudden realization and made bows.
Case 28 The Gateless Barrier by Robert Aitken