Author Archives: Jean Low

Dharma Gates

teisho 643 (1999) Working with Mu, or Who am I? you come to the point where you feel you have done everything you can do, and that every strategy that you have used is of no use.  That all the intelligence and … Continue reading

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Subsequent koans.

teisho 705, (2000) Eventually, you are going to have to challenge everything in your mind; every understanding, every thought, every prejudice you have must be brought under the microscope of your awareness.  This is why one practices with subsequent koans after the … Continue reading

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The light of knowing

teisho 1328 (2014) Although awakening is of utmost importance in the practice, sometimes people put it as the supreme, as the ultimate and this is not the case. The ultimate is to transcend the sense of self, it is this … Continue reading

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Buddha just sat

teisho 906 (2004) Whatever is said about the way to practice is always pointing to or leading to the simplicity that you are. When you ask Who am I? it cuts away all the complications, all the weeds. But you … Continue reading

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Non interfering

teisho 1336 (2014) When you have not penetrated the great way it is like silver mountains and iron cliffs. There is the feeling that it is absolutely impenetrable, impossible, there is no where to go. It takes such courage to stand in … Continue reading

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A different way of working

teisho 1199 – 2009 I emphasise constantly the importance of suffering, both in our lives and in our practice. Suffering indicates the possibility of realization.  It is the fact that we are in conflict with ourselves that is our greatest … Continue reading

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Allowing (teisho 1275 – 2012)

Have you met one Seasoned in the way of allowing? One with nothing to do And nothing to master. Who neither rejects thought, Nor seeks truth. This is how we start with our practice and it is the way we … Continue reading

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