Dogen’s Dharma Hall Discourse Number 24: An Expression Never Before Expounded

In this video John examines one of Dogen’s Dharma Hall Discourses, which expounds a very different view of both time and expression to our habitual sense.
This view can wake us up to the urgency of living right now, of being alive together with all beings, that all of our life, all the now-moments within, no matter how mundane they seem, are part of something bigger and more alive than we can currently see, have meanings for others that we cannot fathom, hold significance beyond our imagination, and have causes and repercussions that extend in all directions. Therefore, we should be attentive and grateful, even when doing the washing-up.  

Adpated from Kusen given on 30th May 2020