The spiritual journey is, in a sense, universal. Although each one of us comes to this path as a person with particular life experiences that have shaped who we are, at a deeper level there is something that we share in common: we are aware of having life, and of the inevitability of death. Thus, we share the questions we call the Great Matter: What is life? What is death? Who am I?
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Gateless Gate, Case 5:
Kyogen's Man Up a Tree
Zen Center New York City—April 14, 2013