Our everyday experience is constantly being filtered through our personal bubbles of illusion. Inside, we believe we are the center of the world—the misconception from which all suffering arises. How can we break free? If we stop trying to maintain our grasp of reality, the truth will reveal itself.
by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
Book of Serenity, Case 5:
Qingyuan and the Price of Rice
Zen Mountain Monastery—November 16, 2012