Friday, June 2, 2023

Step 6 and 7, Wash your bowls...


June/July summertime 12 & Zen ...and ready for:

Step 6:  Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 

 Step 7:  Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. 

Koan: Once a monk made a request to Joshu. “I have just entered the monastery,” he said, “Please give me instructions, Master.” Joshu said, “Haave you had your breakfast”? “Yes I have,” replied the monk. “Then,” said Joshu, “wash your bowls.” The monk had insight.  Case 7 of The Gateless Barrier by Zenkei Shibayama

Bill K.