We have to be willing to take a risk in order to see clearly.
In this talk on case 31 of the Gateless Gate: Zhaozhou Saw Through the Old Woman, Zuisei Sensei speaks of the spiritual life as a perilous journey. “Every time we ask,” she says, “we expose ourselves. But when we don’t ask, we also expose ourselves. So we might as well take a risk—be wild and daring — and see what comes of it.”
Recorded at Zen Mountain Monastery, 10/14/2018