Talk title: ‘What’s love got to do with it?’
Roshi Susan Murphy
Date: 21 February 2016
Place: Camperdown, Sydney, Australia.
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About this talk:
‘Love’ is a word rarely sounded in the literature of Zen. Perhaps it speaks more strongly in this silence, since the Way itself is love – a continuing and ever-unfolding act of love towards this life, this being, and the mystery of the ‘other’.
When the Buddha said, ‘It is in this way that we must train ourselves: by the self through love. We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis, take our stand upon it, store it up, and thoroughly set it going’, what do these great injunctions mean? What do they ask of us? How do we respond?
This talk also begins our exploration of the Great Vows.