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A New Year’s Koan

From SHINJI SHOBOGENZO translated by Gudo Wafu Nishijima and Michael Leutchford: One day a monk asked Master Kyosei Dofu of Ryusaku Temple in the Ko district: Is the first day of the New Year related to Buddhism? The Master said: Yes it is. The monk said: What is the Buddhist teaching about New Year’s Day? […]