Posted talk for Regina Zen Sangha on January 17, 2020
Talks begins on Vietnamese Female Zen Master Dieu Nhan (Bhikkhuni) 1041-1113 A.D.
Upon dying left a poem for her disciples.
____Advice to Disciples___
Birth, old age, sickness, death
It has been the rule since immemorial
The more one hopes to escape
The more one is caught in the net
Confused, one seeks the Buddha
In errors, one runs after Zen
Seeking neither Buddha nor Zen
Lips pursed, saying nothing.
(translated by Kevin Bowen & Nguyen Ba Chung)