Wonderful Teacher

On the way from Gaksu to zen center, one friend spoke to Sifu about how she felt about some practitioners.

Lay friend : Sifu, I don't understand why some so-called "Zen students", who are practicing, say kind speech in front of you and awful remarks behind your back. If your student criticize you and talk about you behind your back, how would you feel?

Sifu: Those students are my wonderful teachers.


All the skills we train in Zen practice are about keeping a not-moving mind. This mind is for us to use in the midst of gossip, misunderstanding, conflict, blaming and confusion. 

At all times, in all places, without interruption- what is this? One thought is infinite kalpas.