Dharmatalk: Case 85, Book of Equanimity: The National Teacher’s Gravestone (Part 2 of 3)

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“… The whole point of this practice is to find Now, really find Now …”

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Description: This is the fourth talk of the Fall 2018 sesshin. It is a continuation of the exploration of Case 85. The national teacher’s only concern is that the emperor find non-worldly happiness—“the infinite blessing of unconditional well-being.” Once again, Tolstoy’s War and Peace is beautifully employed to frame the perspective of worldly unhappiness and worldly happiness expressed by the characters Natasha and Pierre.

Post & Featured image: Kingfisher by Free-Photos, Pixabay License.

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