Mar 12, 2023
Martin Goodson

The Great Way is not Difficult

The Gateway Talks

The 3rd patriarch of Zen says, ‘The Great Way is not difficult, it merely avoids picking and choosing.’ This week’s Gateway Talk unpacks what these lines mean and why it holds the essence of all Buddhist teachings within it.

“The Great Way is not difficult,

It merely avoids picking and choosing.”

On Faith in the Heart by Master Sosan, tr. Myokyo-ni

In this talk:

•       Sosan is 3rd Patriarch receiving the Transmission from Eka.

•       What is The Great Way and why is it important?

•       What is picking and choosing?

•       Why does picking and choosing make following The Great Way difficult?

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