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Friday, September 9, 2016

Haiku Zendo Ho To Newsletters

Ho To Newsletters from the Haiku Zendo, teachers Shunryu Suzuki and Kobun Chino (that's his calligraphy) - original home of Los Altos Kannon-do whose abbot is Les Kaye.  - thanks Jerry Halpern who scanned all this material

From the Santa Cruz special edition of the Ho To Newsletter

Student: What does 'Gate gate para gate parasamgate bodhi svaha mean? [the mantra at the end of the Heart Sutra]

Kobun: It doesn’t mean anything actually. Everything is falling apart. 'Fall apart. Fall apart. All together fall apart. We can’t do anything about it.' That's what Gate gate means really! There is nothing to hang onto. - thanks Michael Katz