Video Dharma talks
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – “Upaya” – by Sokuzan
To practice upaya or skillful means, look at the perception of self and the perception of other. Look for the beating hearts and emphasize what is basically good. You have to first stretch your awareness and see the separation to see that fundamentally nothing is separate. When you are functioning out of wisdom, you can’t actually do skillful means, you are skillful means.
- Sunday, July 30, 2017 – “What Is Moving?” – by Sokuzan
If you sit down, hold very still and ask “what is moving?” with the motivation to see the truth for yourself and a willingness to not know, then anything that arises is exactly what you need to see.
- Saturday, July 29, 2017 – “Anger, Belief-Disbelief” – by Sokuzan
We are conditioned to think some things are true and some are false, but your ideas about what is arising are ALWAYS a projection. When anger starts to arise, if you add any kind of story at all, you perpetuate the negativity. If you believe something is true you validate it. If you disbelieve it, you are trying to get rid of what is arising. You don’t have to believe or disbelieve anything. This path is about being genuine.
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – “Get Your Own Authority” – by Sokuzan
Look closely at your mind and see what authority is and you see that there really isn’t any authority. That’s how you get your own authority.
- Sunday, July 23, 2017 – “Without Elaboration” – by Sokuzan
Elaboration covers up what you are looking at. If you really see what you are looking at the ego mind will freak out because it won’t know what to do next.