When we meditate and watch our breath, we are playing an iron flute with no holes. Apr 24, 1983

Talks by Zen Roshi, Lola McDowell Lee by I & A Publishing

Episode notes

Zen Roshi, Lola McDowell Lee, recounts the tale of Kakua, the first Japanese man to study Zen in China. After returning to Japan the emperor asked him what he learned. He took out a flute, played a single note and left. No one ever knew what became of him. When we meditate and watch our breath, we are playing an iron flute with no holes. 

Reason is divisive. Acceptance is saying yes to the totality of yourself.

Also, we travel in space and time—but do we ever stay home? Apr 24, 1983

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Kakuachina