Brad Warner - Don’t Argue With an Ox

“The entire world is using human beings to see itself; the entire universe is studying itself through us.” - Shohaku Okumura

“Although the power of a wise man exceeds that of an ox, he does not fight with the ox.” - Dogen

Brad gives a reading from his favorite Zen author, Shohaku Okumura, The Mountains and Waters Sutra. It’s a talk about mountains studying mountains, how the universe is using us to study itself, and why even if you’re certain you’re right it is still never wise to argue with an ox.