Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Steps 2 and 3 Koan for FEB/MARCH

 Step 2:  Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


Step 3:  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.  


Koan: A monk, Seizei, asked Master Sôzan in all earnestness…

Seizei is alone and poor. I beg you, Master, please help me to become prosperous.

San said, Venerable Zei! 

Yes, Master! replied Zei.

San said…

You have already drunk three cups of fine Hakka wine and still you say that you have not yet moistened your lips.

Case 10, Seizei the Poor, The Gateless Gate, Koun Yamada