Sunday, September 18, 2016

Buddhist teacher

Wrote this yesterday on a Buddhist bulletin board ... re. finding/having a Buddhist teacher:
In Zen, the story that illustrates the meaning of sangha may be a good one for defining a teacher as well. The story goes: A potato farmer harvests his crop, sticks the spuds in a burlap bag and tosses them into a nearby stream. The current rubs the potatoes together and removes excess dirt.
Everyone is in a burlap bag...
All the time.
With or without a "teacher," there is no lack of current.

1 comment:

  1. Now i'm feeling claustrophobic. Back in the day that's how folks got rid of unwanted cats, an alternative to herding them i suppose.