“Dharma is the thing to which every one of us have been striving for, and will strive for. It is not only you, but all the patriarch and sages.”
“[T]he first principle is, you know, the principle which is—which you cannot talk about. And which we transmit … from master to master.”
“We only say what we believe in, so that is why you feel that you have understood it [laughs, laughter]. Do you see?”
“Almost all the experiences you have, will be already told by some of our patriarchs. They are waiting for you to experience something always.”
Buddhism Is Not a Special Teaching; Enlightenment Is Not a Particular Stage: Awakening the Archive, Tape 17
“What you see, what you understand, in term of concept, is not always true. This is the secret of Buddhism.”
“So today we have today’s work, tomorrow we have tomorrow’s work, and each one of us has his own work, which should be perfect.”
“All those teachings are each drops of the ancient sages—drop of blood of ancient sages. We have to study with our warm heart, not just your brain.”
Farley’s connection to the San Francisco Zen Center is through its original owner, Roger Hillyard.
We are not able to invite the Clara House families to the temple this year, but each family will receive a gift bag including a $50 gift certificate.