Each crisis: an opportunity.
Yet if you fail to act, you miss it by a thousand miles.
The cave of the blue dragon is ominous?
only the fearless dare to enter.
It is here that the forest of patterns is clearly revealed,
the myriad forms evident.
It is here that the one bright pearl is hidden.
In this powerful Way of Reality koan, Abbot Loori addresses the nature of fear and the practice of fearlessness. The absolute intimacy of all things is present whether we realize it or not. We can go through life like a stone lion, or wake up the real, golden-haired lion, with the fearlessness and gentleness implicit in each of our lives.
Volume 1 of the Mountain Light Video Library. DVD