Tangen Harada Roshi

Baby English—sorry! by Tangen Harada Roshi

The English isn’t exactly right, but we know what he means. It is with great respect that we publish his Baby English Teisho here. If it is read with this in mind, we’re sure you will agree, it is a magnificent dharma thrust.

Deep, deep, deep, great smile; That’s the roots. Why?

Eternal, perfect and bright; Eternal, perfect safety; Eternal, perfect peace; Everything eternal,

Now, here, now, here; Now, here—no change!

All people hope, desire, Desire, desire,

Desire perfect peace; Perfect enough, myself; Always, yes!

We have a choice, by Corrado Pensa

Every difficult or unpleasant situation can be used as further training for our aversion, anger and hatred or as training in our dharma practise. Any pleasant situation can be used to further our training in attachment, fantasising and possessiveness or to kindle attention and exercise our capacity to open up and let go…