Blue Cliff Record, Case 31:
Ma Ku Carrying his Ring-Staff
Relationships are incredible mirrors. Within them we can create both joyful nourishment and unnecessary suffering. We can use relationships to separate ourselves, or to compare and judge others. In this dharma discourse, Shugen Sensei helps us to recognize that we create our own problems, and that by taking responsibility for our own pain, we can cease blaming others and bring intimacy into all of our relationships.