The Boatman Does Not Use a Wooden Goose 

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her earlier when you are sitting i i said
there are no things in front of your eyes
there are no things before the eyes
mine is before the eyes

i would call that a teaching
or ah
a verbal expression of teach you
there's if
commonly repeated then
sang of
that there's a special transmission
outside of the teaching
outside of the verbal teaching toddlers it
there's a transmission of the teaching outside the verbal transmission of the teaching

and i'm talking now and and sang that there
there is a source
the verbal teachings
and that source is
ah that source is the actual teaching

so ancient teachers say three we must realize the source of the teachings

we must realize a source of the teaching which are appearing to us as words or as word images
and not try to grasp
the truth
the teachings in the words

there's a way of
i'm receiving their words
there's a way of perceiving the verbal teachings which
emanate from the non-verbal source
such that we can enter the source and then the source we received a special transmission of the teachings
isn't in the words
and in a way you know it says that this a special transmission that doesn't depend on words
but i don't know it in a way i would say it somewhat differently that the
the transmission of the teaching does depend on the words in the sense said it depends on relating to the words in a way that allows us to enter the source of the words

so here's the so i say again the words the words are
there are no things in front of the eyes and this expression
is a and english translation of a chinese expression
and the person who is saying this is a
a teacher named josh on
and the chinese says there are no and the character there is the character of which means is used for things
phenomena but also as a character that she is for teaching
and it's used for truth and it's used for the law
like the law of the universe
the chinese character for dharma
like the sanskrit word dharma means the teaching it means the truth means phenomenon
so there's no there's no things are phenomena in front of you
but also there's no truth in front of you there's no the teaching isn't really in front of you
the verbal expression of the teaching is in front of you
what's in front of you is the mind appearing to you as though it were out in front of you
so this is a verbal teaching about that
reality the reality that what's in front of you is not actually something in front of you
there are there are phenomena it just that they aren't in front of you
do you there your mind

can we give gail and a seat
any it can be in front of amanda

welcome galen

how this teaching of josh on ah is a teaching which was
this verbal teaching i'm joshua is a verbal teaching i was transmitted to his student lupo
so he transmitted these words but also
apparently the source of these words was also transmitted between josh on and lupo
some poor can bring up this teaching
and be in touch with the sources of teaching as is brought up
and josh on
the teacher also perhaps can express this verbal
dharma coming from the source
of dharma

so i offer you this verbal teaching which is that
if we can really be kind to what appears in front of us
we can realize that there's nothing in front of us
if we can be kind of what is what appears to be separate
from our mind and body we can realize that it's not separate

so when we hear the teaching that nothing's out in front of you
nothing's in front of your eyes that teaching may seem to be in front of your eyes and if can be kind of their teaching
you can realize that that teaching is not in front of your eyes
from the source of that teaching

in the session which we recently had a green gulch we have studied
a story about
it's a story about when lupo was about to die

he's a this

now you have a piece of paper that has words on it
and these words
our story about
the a so-called zen master was about to die in china

and the date is about on
eight ninety eight

everything is just like it was then back and eight ninety nine and ninety eight except you are there
and you weren't there in eight ninety eight

so these are words
which loop route says do not grasp the meaning of this story in these words
they're not cross the meaning of what i'm saying now in the words i'm saying to you
here's a story about such a person
so we look at these words in such a way that we don't try to get the meaning from no words but that we use these words as an opportunity to enter the source of this story the source of this enlightened life
of this tradition

as we discuss this has as is as these words are being discussed with words
perhaps you will
see something
to take care of
you can take care of the words you can take care of your body and mind as you experience these words
and i'm saying to you
that would be good if you are very kind to everything
that's given to you
to take care of and everything that's given to you is given to you to take care of
can take really good care of these words you may be able to enter the source of them

ah in the in well let me just say that are
lupo said
on the first day of the twelfth lunar month
he said
to his
his friends
if i don't die tomorrow
it will then be
soon after
today i have just one thing to ask him people
and that leads into this story
shall we read it
when lupu was about to die he said to the assembly
i have one thing to ask you people
if this is so this is adding a head on top of your head if this is not so this is seeking life by cutting off your head

the head monk said
green mountains are always moving their feet
don't hang a lamp in broad daylight
lupo said
or you could say scolded
what time is this to make such a speech

then a certain elder yon song came forth and said
leading these to pass
aside i request the teacher not ask
lupo said not quite speaking
johnson said i can't tell it all lupo said i don't care if you can tell it all or not
why don't care if you can say it all or not yeah song said has your attendant it's hard to answer the teacher
another translation is i have no attendant to answer
the teacher
that evening lupu called elder yeah song
and said your answer today was most reasonable you should experience fully realize the sang on my late teacher

before the eyes there are no things to mind is before the eyes that is not something before the eyes
the eyes are not in reach of the ears or eyes
and then loop was as which phrases our guest and which phrases are host if you can pick them out i will impart the robe in ball to you
yeah said i don't understand noto said you should understand yeah song said i really don't know if was shouted and said tough isn't it
tough isn't it

the next day during the new in session
a monk came forward and ass lil pro
about the previous day's conversation
sang what is the teachers meaning will send the boat of compassion is not road over pure waters
over the precipitous streets it is wasted effort to set out or wouldn't goose
lupo than passed away

approximately two hundred and fifty years later
another venerable student of the dharma wrote this verse
the bait is clouds
the hook moon
fishing in the clear
pond when you water clear waters
fishing in the clear
waters old and years alone at heart he hasn't got a fish yet
one song leaving the clamour
dying away
eyes away
on the meal or river
a solitary lonely matt silverman

so i as a guide to discussing this verbal teaching in in order or for the sake of entering the source of this teaching the source of this
this and all buddha's teachings all buddhas verbal teachings i would say have the same source and a guide to hard to
well teachings in such a way as to enter the source of the teachings the actual teachings not their verbal expression only how did how to give up trying to grasp the meaning in the words and enter the source of the buddha's words this is excellent instruction
in which is
the bait is clouds
the hook the moon

so this teaching can you fly can you find the clouds in this teaching
those claws
you can you find the clouds in the words
who can you can can you see the cloudiness of the words
can you see not can you see the words not as some not as
a worm
for a minnow
but something more subtle but you can't get ahold of
these words
it is words are like clouds to you then you're on the right track
and then use the moon you can be a it can be a full moon
a half moon a crescent moon use the moon
as your hook
last week we had a full moon are nearly full moon to use which is particularly nice to use for cloud date
to fish for the meaning not in words the meaning is not in the words the meaning is comes forth
in the way you relate to the words
and if you can see or understand that the words or cloud-like
he can see the subtlety
and nuance
rediff right before you and an end if you can see the before you is also a cloud-like
this is instruction about how to enter the source of the words

this story has layers upon layers of of
have transmissions of the source and layers upon layers of transmission of the words
the layers of transmission of the source or layers of intimacy
between ah generations
students and teachers
and also their players of
a verbal instruction given over his in hissed in historical time which emerges from the same source
so when looper was about to die he brings up a teaching which echoes back through
through all the generations from him back through his
dharma parent and dharma grandparent and dharma great fanfare all the way back to the buddha shakyamuni
this teaching it gives echoes back all the way
has it has i bring up the close
three generations is easier to see and sets up the ability to see the thread going back farther
that often is the case if
is that you can maybe see in the generation before the generation sometimes it's like when i say it skips my generation sometimes so he can see it more in the grandparent and in the parent
anyway this first teaching that lupo gives as he's about to die the first thing he says to his students he says you can ask a question
and the question he's doing what he says is more like a teaching
the teaching is
if this is so
basically that's adding ahead on top of your head
if this is not so as cutting your head off a sinking life by cutting up your head off
the previous was the same it's like
ah this is so is like seeking life by adding something on
this is not so is seeking life by cutting something half
okay so this tacos back
grand great grand
great great grand parents
some loopholes great great grandparent is
well actually it goes back to his great great grandparent and his great great grandparents parents
so is great great grandparent is amongst name which is great
it's hard for you anyway not to be silly but who is his who is his great great grandparent who is it go had taught some i tell me
no that's clingy is like kind of like his uncle
lindsay loop of study of lng
so his first teacher is ninja lupus first teachers lindzey his second teacher is josh on so who is his great great grandparents
his great great grandparent is
yeah shaun
the ocean is as great great grandparents
so is his parent is josh on
his grandparent
is the boat man
his great parent grandparent is ja schon
as great great
great great great grandparent his shirt off
social tony's on top of the rock on rock head
yasha be medicine mountain and boat man means boatman
and joshua means journalists as salon where josh i've lived so
yeah shaun
want to see the ocean was it
paul and student of the verbal teaching
particular is verbal teaching of the precepts
employee sartre and monk precepts he really studied them and try to practice them and he tried to get the meaning of the words in the words and he was unsuccessful somehow he wound up meeting this person called sure
photo who apparently sat on helping iraq all the time so they call them on top of the rock mister monk on top of the rock he went to see monk on top of the rock and he said would you please
show me the meaning of these teachings that i've been studying for a long time

great great great grandparents says
being just so won't do
nothing just saw won't do either

being both just so and not being just saw won't do at all
how about you

sings in the word won't do saying is not in the word won't do either
and a wonderful
living being the wonderful future grade teacher ja schon had nothing to say and said would you please tell me more and church joe said
go see my friend master mar
so at that time there were two
what's the word auspicious teachers in china
auspicious in which means conducive to success in transmitting the source of all the teachings
these two masters
chateau and matza matza had one hundred and thirty nine
successful transmissions
enlightened disciples here
thousands of disciples but
one hundred and thirty nine
entered the source and coughed it up
enter the source and you can say made it their own but also made himself the sources home
so he went to see master mom
basically as the same question now he might have told master more about what he his conversation with
on top of the rock
for a might not have and then you might think well
it's amazing then if he didn't tell him but anyway
master moss said sometimes i make him raises eyebrows
and blink
sometimes i don't make him raise raises eyebrows and blink
sometimes raise any eyebrows and blinking is
right right right
sometimes raise any eyebrows and blending is not right
how about you
on this occasion as i remember
ja schon started to bow
profusely crying
master moss said oh what's going on with your boeing like this
and the schon said
what now i see that when i was with certo it was like a mosquito trying to mount an iron bowl
now it's often translated as trying to bite enough bite
but literally that character needs month but you can say well
what a mosquito doing a mount for anyway it's like a mosquito trying to mount an iron bowl
have you people are still trying that
even an increasingly someone's trader
so are the great master massive okay great
you're enlightened and they were enlightened finally
but your teachers your toe so he ah shit sean went back and study was your shirt talk for many years
what is good and good news for us because then we had stories about their studies together

shyness i'm trying to my stop myself from telling you stories about their time together
but i can't do it
so one time the ah was sitting
in meditation and sure to comes up to him and says
what're you doing sitting there
and yasha said
i'm not doing anything at all

sherco said than are you sitting idly and ja schon said if i were sitting out of ideally i would be doing something
i'm sure it does that you say you're not doing anything at all what is this not doing anything at all that you're doing
nor that you're not doing and raja said even the ten thousand sages don't know
and sure to i said
we've been traveling along together for quite a while now
ever since back in the days when he tried to not mean by me
just according to the circumstances of daily life
traveling along singing a song side by side
through all kinds of weather it doesn't matter at all
and yet i didn't know who he was
and i still don't
but i'm having a trap of with him because even the ten thousand sages don't know he is
how can some impatient hasty person now

so then yell john had
many disciples but three big ones are one is called union neither one's called doll and apparently union and oliver actually biological brothers
they also they studied together with the great master
by john
and dow was older
by number of years
and union had the opportunity from the time he was fourteen until he was thirty four
i don't know if actually the whole time but anyway i think maybe he was
study with the the great master for twenty years as is attendant
and when the teacher die he still didn't he still haven't gotten to the source of the teachings is critical masses putting out these teachings all the time from the source
the faithful would say the teachings of the zen master are coming from the source but the teachings the words are not the source and ah separate from the source but you can't get the source can to the truth in the word and he sat there and listened to these words for twenty years and didn't get to the source and then the guy
wait master by jean died so he and his brother traveled and went to study with i guess maybe different teachers but anyway they wound up with ja schon and they became yeah sean's disciples successors
and then another important disciple of ja schon is a person who we the boat man
and when ya sean died the boat man
send to his diamond brothers you to our life
you doing the kind of guys second like come on the open and teach lots of people
it's you know
the leaders in a monastery i kind of lazy and not like the more kind of less structured way some and ago or you know do it a different way than than you are but i'll keep you informed of where i am
my location will be known to you and if you run into any especially excellent people who are really ripe send it to me suddenly one of them and i'll finish him off

and there was a monk named josh on
that's that wasn't his name when he was
before he was ahead of jaw sean
but anyway he he was a buddhist teacher he studied buddhism
he stayed buddha dharma he studied the words and he was really good with them and people assembled to listen to him talk about the words in hopes that st nicholas would soon be there
they wanted to understand buddhism they thought listening to these wonderful talks maybe they would actually be able to enter the source from which these talks gave and douche actually traveling around before he set up his own monastery went to hear josh on
and josh i'm giving a talk and some monks as to home mom
what's the dharma chi what's the true body of buddha and
josh on knew the answer the true body of buddha is
formlessness formless or formlessness is like vast space

what's an excellent some a member of the national news
and you had a monk gas and another question and he gave an answer which i don't remember what
the dharma is what's what's what's the question
and what are the dark eyes and answer is
seemed reasonable that clear
so josh i knew the right answer
and charlie knows the right answer
at that point who laughed out loud which
was unusual back in those days
and josh on wonderfully got down from his lecture seat and went over to darwin said perhaps i need some kind of error please and struck me
this is a
some this is somebody who's right
who's the was teaching people and he hears the laugh of a well trained master and he
gives up his position and goes to the teacher
and ah roo says no i'm not gonna teach you
but i am a friend who asked me to send people to him so i'd recommend you go see him and his name is the boat man
i got the name though he wasn't called the boat man when he was studying with the archons
he's called the boat man because he went and lived by a lake the houghton lake in china and he gay people right across the lake from one shore to the other
but he didn't he didn't say guess who's rowing this book
i am a disciple of the ocean amazon master he didn't tell him that
his road and across
and then
cut the name boatmen so his brothers call them both man and they sent josh on
do the boat man and
they had a nice interaction

which i don't remember except at last part
where i'm after josh on realize the source of the teachings which he had been given for years and he realized the source and his interactions with the boat man
he then departed from the boat man and as he was leaving leaving the boat man said venerable teacher
he raised his for and said
is there anything else
and then he tipped over his mode and disappeared in the water

a completing the transmission of the source he tipped over his boat he retired from ferryman activity and disappear in the water not some people think he died and some people think he went to a some other place
some people
don't think he died i'm one of those people i
so now we've got josh on
and lupo and gets together with josh on and josh on teaches
before the eyes there are no things there are no dharmas there is no dharma
hum mine is before the eyes
it's not
something reached by
ears and eyes
that's his teacher
and then ah
he's to see him in and lupo gives his teachers teaching to
joshua gives his teachers teachings to who
who who
lupul like joshua gives his teeth and a loop
looper gives us his teeth and lupo get josh and teaching to
the allen songs gives me

and that's
that's the big thing up ahead of us here
before that electing ticklish slight voyage back in time in the both in the boat of compassion ready holborn here we go so back
from the schon number where ja schon asked
nortel help me see the source what is sure to say
being like this being just so won't do nothing like this won't do either so you can you see that teaching in lupu teaching
and then you go back before the schon
actually is before ja schon and shirt i was sure totally get that teaching you that before chateaux teaching your on and in back before jr on to the sixth ancestor of zen when he met his teacher sydney when when another
one of the six ancestors students came to see the six answer to the sixteen sister said where are you from and the six ancestors and the that the monk new anyway was coming to see the six and sister
this asked where's he from he says i'm from monsoon
and the six ancestor says what is it that has come where do you come from amount so what is it that says comes which is a play on words smoke asking him what has come but also he's using expression for buddha to target must come one what is the buddha
is the same as saying what is it that comes
what comes
is an appearance
for a word
like oh buddha or buddha's words that's what
that's what comes where does it come from
the great student
nine us says
to say it's this misses the point
so there we see
the teaching in the six ancestor and then just go all the way back from the sixth ancestor to the first ancestor a buddha
who comes into the hall goes up in the seat sit down

shows his body
and sees if somebody can relate to his body
without trying to grasp the meaning in his body
someone can look and listen to his silence and stillness without grasping the meaning
but his silence as donors in his silence and stones
and my judiciary it gets worried that nobody's understanding the source or not even noticing that he showing something to not grab so he hits the gavel and says look
look at the teaching of the sovereign of the teaching the teaching of the sovereign of teachings like this
and now today i say the buddha got down in disgust
this is so
an nbc felt like he had to do it otherwise people my mister show

but it was already there there was enough already
someone just three really mess things up
now in the story
ah where the teacher is
so you can ask a question and he gives his teaching is it's not clear to me
if that was as question or that was as teaching and he was going to ask this question
after he said
if this is so this is adding ahead and song
it's not clear to me that he was gonna been follow that up with a question
maybe he was in the head monk interfered
and what did they had among do they actually had more quoted one of for teachings which is the who taught the green mountains are always lifting their feet there was he could he quoted as teachers teach for the teacher says to says
the say it's this is so to say that off to say this is not so is off
and then the student brings up a teaching the green mountains are always looking their feet which again is the correct answer
but not the correct answers
so then the elder comes forward and says
put aside these alternatives putting them aside okay i just say please don't ask so in a way it looks like he didn't get his chance to ask the question
he was gonna ask a question
the head or up some and then the and an elder johnson conference and please teacher don't ask the question and we heard you're teaching let's just put your teaching a side of these two of these to pass of this is so and this is now so let's just set those aside and now would you please not to ask the question
you want to ask us as your die please don't ask it
what is it to say
you've got it
not quite in other words pretty good company is pretty good just to absolutely not as my question but he didn't quite get it
had i would say
pretty good
he didn't quite get it are you gonna try to get it
pretty good you didn't didn't get it that was pretty good that you and get it
pretty good that you asked me to set my teaching aside as i'm about to die and the and also don't ask the question that's pretty good
can you really demonstrate if you didn't get anything there
and so they say some more say some more since morsi's more seasoned or sadly i'm song says i can't say it all and lupus as i don't care if you can say at all or not and he says as your attendant it's hard to answer the teacher
that translation is like on your attendant and on and you're about to die some having hard time answer you because i don't want people thinking i'm the cause of your death
by the way i answer is i feel like i'm scared to be that i'm here i'm really scared to say more
for noted the other transitions i don't have an attendant to ask for me i should get somebody else to ask for me because i'm not going to ask
system center on i'm an attendant
as it for now boss
the that and then that night story goes on but now it's time for away from our sponsor yes
i thought
i don't have to be have somebody to sense
yeah and that doesn't possible can have somebody to do it because i'm not gonna do it i can't get anybody else to do it either
this is like we're done here boss
you can say speak again if you want to but as all for now
and a the teacher except said and calls him in at night and he says no cameron to give you another teaching how see if you can like experientially realize it in other words seating get to the sources as teaching
so it gives this teaching this wonderful teaching
this wonderful verbal teaching which is pointing to the reality from which is coming
then he says further if you can go in there and tell where the house and the guest are hosting guess is sometimes seen today there's two kinds of different understanding the house and guess one would be teacher and student the teachers the host students the guest has one where also mentioned here during the talk that
the word host originally meant guests still does to some extent host meant from that foreigners are visitors a lot of em
who met you know him and a foreign army originally so host overtime switch to the one who greets the guest originally host meant the guest
and that's that's going on here too if you can pick out host and guest but host high gonna pick out hosting guests which is which
can you get in there and pick out hosting guess with are grasping
seating and do it
helder he awesome
and yang zhang says i don't understand which
literally that means i don't understand but he didn't mean it understand he just means i'm not going to answer your question
i'm not going to grasp the whole i'm not going to pick out the host and guest i don't understand
i'm gonna i'm gonna work with cloud here
and then you put that you should understand he says i really don't
and then he says tough isn't a tough business
so in various it says
fishing in so somebody's using cloud bait and somebody using moon hook and somebody's fishing in clear water and they're old and years alone at heart and hasn't got a fish yet
so who is that is that lupu who hasn't caught his fish
he's about to die and he wants to catch a big fish as is about to die
is it literally true that he didn't catch a fish
or is it being ironic and inviting you to enter this space space the space between you and lupo
and they said everything's like it was then
look who's there and the students are there except you're there too and there's a space between you and lupo
and also
ten two hundred and two hundred fifty years later is also inviting is kinda that space
of student and teacher
the space between the student and teacher
where the sources realized
the place where we use ah
clouds as bait to catch the golden fish
or to be a golden fish so somebody can catch us
to be the golden the cycle border to be the golden disciple of the golden buddha
or to catch a gold buddha
with what candidate
moon hooks
how do we catch this
i feel the impulse to scream but i'm also feeling quite the light

so i'm encouraging i'm trying to encourage i'd been successful and encouraging myself
and i'm trying to encourage you
to go fishing for the source of buddha's teaching with cloud bait
and moonwalks to try to enter the space to meet the source of buddha's teaching

without excluding words
i'm trying to get the meaning from
to enter the subtle
on grasp of all
as a buddha and sentient beings
hunter that subtle resonance between your wish to meet the buddha and realize reality together with the buddha
and the buddha's willingness to meet you there
but the slightest grasping well interfere with this meeting
science can trying to encourage us to enter the subtle space
between ourselves and the ancestors and the teaching said given
forecast straight moon hoax
for ron was your eyes to
wrong ones are straight
yeah so we're very fortunate to have this round hooks that never really that the the cat actually hook a fish
but fishes can jump over them
you heard about the fish to jump over the moon moonrise

i am
i i i put on most of my weight were fifty pounds of which i've lost in minnesota and next to minnesota they have the two states
once called north dakota once called south dakota and i think they're thing one there's a movement to change the names
in north dakota doesn't like to because north dakota you want to change it to something else but anyway in in that part of the world they have a lot of hailstorms
and i heard and the has don't get really big there for for various reasons and that sometimes a hailstones fall and have
how various things inside them
and i heard that one house don't sell and had a fish inside i don't know how big the fish was but there was efficient side of it

it it doesn't like a fish story
i have a theory and by how it happened
one here
the way that the way the hailstorms getting the way the hail balls get big is it hits rain that falls as rain forest
raindrop falling and then it freezes
but if you freeze a raindrop is not a very big piece a hail

so but as a hail falls the frozen raindrop falls it falls into an area where
why does not freezing anymore
and the water the liquid water
coats the
frozen water and the wind caught drafts the frozen water the the recall the moistened frozen water a pyre and it freezes
my cycling round and round from lower altitudes to hire out to you can make bigger and bigger hairballs
and again and is this particular her pattern of when movement and rain with cold air happens out in the prairies and can make really huge ha
huge balls of over hail which didn't actually destroyed buildings and crush cars not to mention ruined crops
how about the fish
the fish is also get lifted up into the air by the wind resistance these hailstorms are often almost like tornadoes and they can live large objects off the ground they're not as bad as toenails so you don't have i haven't heard of a of a truck quake on a truck or hailstone
a trucks to get lifted high in the air
what does usually slightly different thing
used it is not it's not a common to have
i got the pale with tornadoes
when you when you lift the fish up into the rain okay he left the fish up into the rain and the fish the wet
then the wet fish was lifted up higher and the and the wetness freezes on the fish than the fish gets lower down in the air and gets wetmore and gets lifted up
and that way the fish gets coated over and over with water which freezes and in water and top of the frozen and you actually create a
hairball around the fish that's my theory of how that could happen
and everything's just as it was then when that happened except you are there
can see the fishtown that's my history
what do you think worry you like it yeah i thought so too
this is the best i ever told that the story
stash from that part of the country to you ever seen if your heard about the the fish hailstones
so that's what i am
that's what i said
if any elders or
baby fish want to come for a same thing you're welcome to do so

i heard literally a related story of fan
to your story
tourism rescue fisherman
and the fisherman said that actually a cow destroy their boat
from the sky
nobody lead them
it was happening i think in russia so until it was found that during that time they had sort of us
sorry japanese japanese city manager but they could have been off russia
i know i thought your voice the choice transporting plane which going to travel ourselves to release their low
hello can take house so one of the cows
that must have been an amazing experience

ah so be careful those people up there
and and like if they have to lighten up at all
i don't i don't particularly propose supernatural things i just think that
things can happen according to natural laws of cause and effect but
sometimes they're just
so wonderful
they seem so wonderful because we have trouble getting anywhere near imagining how they would happen other than some special kind of cause that's not a normal kind of cause
but you can make almost anything with everyday normal causes but sometimes a where they get together and produce produces unusual things like for example buddhism
and soldiers as causes for buddhas
which means to be kind to the illusion that other beings are out there in front of you if you if we can be kind of that
that's one of the conditions that make a buddha
that makes someone who understands that there's nothing out there separate

that they're just
conscious construction
and in around it's free of conscious construction that's around where there aren't
the packages for everything's just
resonating mutual
i'm setting out a wooden goose is pretty something in a package but it's something is a special kind of package so when you're rowing the boat of compassion
you're practicing compassion tours for example a boat and towards passengers on the boat and towards the water so you're when you're rowing the boat of compassion year as mere fact a rowing a boat of compassion and you're rowing it in a precipitous straits
and precipitous straits are where you're dealing with things that appear to be out there when you're dealing with like safety in and on safety when you're dealing with birth and death he's a precipitous states
precipitous states and precipitous straits that's what the boat of compassion is operating so it is dealing with
with what packaged things there's no need for compassion where things are packaged
but things that can pet where things are package there's no birth and death
person does is the realm of packaging it's since birth
this is death this is suffering this is birth but you can grasp therefore it's suffering this is death you can grasp their for its suffering
gay such compassion operates a boat of compassion operates and package land and packaging land k what does is saying is that can go through these precipitous streets in the best way do not put a wooden duck out in front to figure out how to do it wouldn't dot is something that the
the boat captains were put out in front of them and then watch how the bucket docket goes into the streets and they'd follow the pattern of a duck to figure out how to go
and you know
they felt that that was
pretty good way to deal with the world of birth and death
but the compassion doesn't do that he doesn't put something out there to figure out how to proceed it just deals with what's here and doesn't think ahead and try to follow somebody else's example of what is for example even compassion practice compassion without saying this is compassion or
practice compassion without copying the buddha's
practice compassion
the same are you practice with the illusion of somebody being out there namely
he tried deal with a more subtly than this is the way regret this is the way
the wooden duck is using something other than what you've got to figure out how to proceed and that's not been recommended for the boat of compassion
for them for the both of you know trying to make in the world of birth and death to try to make a boat i smoke in a crash
then use wooden ducks but in in operating a bot that is crashing all the time you don't use wooden ducks and the bot of compassion is constantly being crunched
and transformed and crunched and rebuilt and crunched
in that boat
we don't use a wooden duck
and someone said isn't it okay to would use windex and i would say yes it's fine to use windex and i had this picture of looper rowing boat and onboard are some people selling wooden ducks neither to it either different strings and
you know trail behind the vote or throw them out in front for entertainment and security blanket type of activity
so there is a period which you know it's understood that you need wooden ducks
are you know what he called
when they call us blankets that he was
security like as people need them so give people people can have security blankets and and windex but they're not yet ready to practice compassion but we have compassion towards them so we pass our wooden ducks of people need him and we don't like you're ready to like really
take on
compassion board operation

okay so sometimes it's good to give written ducks but if you really ruin the boat
through this precipitous streets it's a distraction and doesn't really help
but sometimes getting up with dogs and scary black as gets people on board and then they can watch
how the
experienced growers deal with the situation and they'll notice or they are looking ahead at wooden ducks i am but they're not
i feel more secure looking at how the ducks guy kind of makes me feel like it's possible that are survive but i know the people actually operating the board aren't looking at the dock they're looking at the water and me
so later today we can or for the rest of our lives we can say story
it sir
yeah it's it's endlessly it's endlessly vibrating with the buddha's
thank you for are receiving this rather highly concentrated piece of zen floor both in it's superficial verbal and literary form and also for opening to its actual abysmal business source
who left over there

may our intention equally extend to the have plays well as a true
the as way these are nonetheless i know how to save them delusions or a as the wrong
as he ran down a as
how to answer them
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