The Heart Sutra

"The Heart Sutra" number 26 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

Is there a litmus test for Zen teachers? Aitken Roshi spells one out for us. He says to ask your teacher the meaning of "form is emptiness, emptiness is form" and if she starts explaining, RUN! I'll have to give this one a try.

I wonder what Dogen would do? "WWDD" Funny!

Life balance. What do that mean? I have been neglecting my wood working life in favor of my Zen life. This is going to change.