True Dharma Eye Case 176: Xuefeng's "Thirst and Starvation"
In this inspiring talk, Daido Roshi explores common pitfalls of Zen practice. These "dharmic disorders" are not unlike our dysfunctional relationship with food: sometimes we are hungry but are unable to take what is offered, or sometimes we accept food but then throw it back at the person who gave it to us. These disorders stem from our incapacity to enter fully into whatever reality practice presents us; we don't appreciate the rich teachings of our life because we are always looking for something else. Daido Roshi entreats us to stop allowing our egos to fight against our true nature, and instead fully surrender to who we really are. It's time to let the feast begin.