“Thoughts are secretions of the brain… Happiness, or a better standard of living, or a prosperous society are concepts; just secretions of the brain. We are living upside down if we find the meaning of our lives solely in fulfilling desires that are based only on secretions.” - Kosho Uchiyama
Brad prompts a Q&A night w/ a reading from “Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom” by Kosho Uchiyama, including Brad’s favorite quote about the nature of thought. Not surprisingly the conversation becomes an in depth exploration of thought. Which thoughts are useful? What do we do with work and creativity? Is it ok to bring a notepad to zazen? Is watching your thoughts without attachment the same as thoughtless samadhi? Brad and the sangha tackle all these questions and more!