Clinging to nothing

The classical teachings of the Buddha are from time to time presented in very compressed form. Quoted in last weeks sangha discussion, this exchange between the Buddha and Kappa, in the Sutta Nipata collection, caught Sam’s particular attention:

“Having nothing, clinging to no thing:

That is the ‘island’, there is no other.

That is Unbinding, I tell you,

the total ending of aging and death”.

This week Sam guided our revisiting this pithy teaching through listening to excerpts from dharma talks by a variety of teachers.

Sam began by reading “Kappa’s Question“.

He then played excerpts from this Eugene Cash talk and this Jack Kornfield talk.