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Buddhadharma : Fall 2018
JUDY ROITMAN 85 most subtle of the five desires: the desire for a good reputation, the desire to be liked. Over and over again, we have the opportunity to feel inadequate, unliked, a complete and utter failure. Keep feeling that way and you’ll figure out that these feelings are actually com- pletely unnecessary. They get in the way. They keep you from doing the work at hand. And one day, you just stop worrying about what the teacher thinks of you or what you think of yourself. You just do the work, that’s all. That’s all there is to do. Flowers in springtime, moon in autumn, Cool wind in summer, snow in winter. If you don’t make anything in your mind, For you it is a good season. That’s Wumen Huikai, who compiled The Gateless Gate. Who better to have the last word? “If you don’t make anything in your mind, for you it is a good season.” Exactly. But that isn’t the last word. Fact #6: you’re never done. You might have correctly answered every kong-an anyone has ever asked, but there is this thing called life. Asking what you would do if you were a monk watching Nanchuan threaten that poor cat isn’t a game. It’s your life. Just recently I was walking with friends down- town and a man was lying on the sidewalk moaning in pain, his eyes rolling in his head. He seemed drunk or drugged. We asked, Are you okay? He dragged himself to a seated posture. He said he would be fine. It didn’t seem like that to us, but we didn’t know what else to do. We had places to go. We had things to do. We wished him well and walked on. We flunked that kong-an. I hope I do better next time. I hope you do too. If you say no, you’ll be wrong. If you say yes, you’ll be wrong. If you say both yes and no, you’ll be wrong. If you say neither yes nor no, you’ll be wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong.