Dharma Discourse by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
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.
The koan in this talk is Case 5 from the Book of Equanimity, “Qingyuan and the Price of Rice.” It was offered at Zen Mountain Monastery on November 16, 2012.