It Actually Is You

09/02/2020, Anshi Zachary Smith, dharma talk at City Center. Anshi Zachary Smith relates the enlightenment story of Dongshan Liangjie, one of the founders of Sōtō Zen in Japan. With the simple act of viewing his reflection in the stream, Dongshan Zenji discovered the truth of reality- the interaction of Big Mind and Small Mind, absolute and conventional reality. The school he founded aims to find a way to balance both. Intimately caring for the mundane things of life allows us to slip off our karmic burden and see our true face.