Dharma Discourse by John Daido Loori, Roshi
We’re calling this talk, “The One That Is Not Busy.” An old master said we must recognize ‘the one that is not busy’ in order to see the union of mundane and enlightened reality. We can be every bit as engaged in spiritual practice as those living in monasteries. It requires great perseverance, but it is possible. Not only that – it’s our imperative.
The koan in this talk is titled “Yunyan Sweeps the Ground,” which is case 83 of the True Dharma Eye. This discourse was given at Zen Mountain Monastery in May 2006.