“Whenever I am asked to give a Dharma talk, I have to struggle to work out a Dharma message. I often feel I have nothing to offer. In a sense, that is natural because the Dharma is about naturalness, nothingness and emptiness, which means the Dharma refers to things as they are. You cannot talk about the air while in the air, and you cannot talk about water while in water.”
Today’s bit of Dharma comes from my good friend Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge. This is a talk he gave last fall at the San Francisco Zen Center. Not only is it a good overview of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, he spends a good bit of time answering questions from those in attendance.
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Doing something a little different around these parts. It’s Monday, and we could all use a little Dharma. So, here’s a quote from Rev. Patti Usuki on two important Buddhist women from the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism: Eshinni and Kakushinni. Her whole piece is worth a read.