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Text February 11, 2021
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7 The True Person Has No Rank – The Zenosaurus Course in Koans

John Tarrant

…in this cycle.) The Koan: The True Person of No Rank There is a true person of no rank who is constantly coming and going from the portals of your…

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Text May 8, 2020

No Rank! – Or the Wild Path of Awakening

John Tarrant

true woman, true man, no rank. There’s no gender in the original, just true person…the true one with no rank. And so …and then it becomes this marvelous thing, and…

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Text September 23, 2021

Awakenings of Linji & the Great Chan Teachers

John Tarrant

…a thousand-mile horse.” That’s how Linji was then described. And Linji said these great things like, “There is a true person (a true woman, a true man) of no rank…

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Text September 18, 2020

Secret Fidelity & One Finger Zen, Even in the Bardos

John Tarrant

…I fell asleep, I couldn’t say anything. Her name was something like ‘True World’ or ‘True Boundary’ or something—there was something really true about her. [laughs] She did this—and she…

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Text September 17, 2019

Stop the War

John Tarrant

…it. And then it makes us skeptical about it. Can I really not stand this person I don’t even know? Or this person who hurt me five minutes ago or…

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 4

John Tarrant

…finding out what I really love, finding out if that thing that I can’t bear, if it’s really true that I can’t bear it or it’s really true that I…

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Text November 15, 2017

The Moon Sets at Midnight

John Tarrant

…with an angry person in an even smaller space, which is your mind, and which has become unsafe territory. The person who cut you off is, of course, not affected…

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 5

John Tarrant

…it isn’t. And that’s that whole thing about the person who we hired to be our body-double, what we call ourselves, the person we hired to walk around and pretend…

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Text September 11, 2020
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Text September 17, 2019

The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

…matter of assessing his experience was bigger than your experience or somebody else’s experience, because we know that’s not, can’t be true. None of that ranking mind is ever true….

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Text October 22, 2020
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Text September 8, 2022

The Great Collaborators of the Blue Cliff Record

John Tarrant

…to see that in the world you can move around, and if this is your true face—you look around the temple at people’s faces—that’s your true face. But then, if…

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Text May 8, 2020

The Heart Sutra and Koans

John Tarrant

…This famous old teacher, once somebody asked him, and he said, “Yes.” And somebody else – another person asked him to explain about Buddha nature, and the next person who…

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Article May 7, 2021

Sudden Awakening

John Tarrant

…Langya Chi, the Zen Master, and ask him questions along with everyone else. The Zen Master gave her Linji’s saying, “The true person has no rank,” and she kept it…

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Text October 12, 2021
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Video July 6, 2017

The True Person of No Rank

John Tarrant

John opens the evening with the koan “The True Person of No Rank.” It goes something like this: “There is a true person of no rank who is always coming…

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Text September 17, 2019

Soaking in the Bath, Releases the Light

John Tarrant

…are really in the way of the true discovery process. The true discovery process is really showing up. It’s a more radical thing. It’s not saying I’ll show up and…

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Text May 8, 2020

Joy, Mosquitoes & Zen

John Tarrant

…says a true woman or true person has no rank, like that. “Singing and dancing are the voice of the Way.” The law of the Dharma is singing and dancing….

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Text October 13, 2011

Moonlight on the Path

John Tarrant

…of our actions will be; they always escape from us. Which is why occasionally we’ll get an intelligent person who takes the literal view about things. But I think that’s…

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Text November 13, 2019

10,000 Things

Rachel Boughton

…regretting then and that’s true. Now I’m actually sort of free because whoa, I’m here. And I may still be regretting, then that would be true. It was an interesting…

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Text August 14, 2020
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Text September 17, 2019

10,000 Things

Rachel Boughton

…but I was regretting then and that’s true. Now I’m actually sort of free because whoa, I’m here. And I may still be regretting, then that would be true. It…

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Text July 27, 2020

The Storehouse of Treasures – Rising From Stillness Retreat 2014

John Tarrant

…every person, we’re the sick person, we’re the wife of the sick person, we’re the person holding the sick person, we’re the person singing for the healing ceremony, the person

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Audio June 7, 2020
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Text September 20, 2022

The Lion with the Golden Hair

John Tarrant

…Wisdom and the person with a sword, riding a lion—and that’s the person of emptiness. So that when everything we’re holding onto disappears—there’s the whole universe. It’s the great lion….

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Article September 10, 2021

A Beautiful Wish (You Are the Sun…)

John Tarrant

…eventually, they are in the way because we have been changed, we are no longer the person who set off. Our intentions gave us the journey and that is enough….

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Text November 24, 2017

A Beautiful Mistake

John Tarrant

…in mind. It’s painful to let go of our original intentions but, eventually, they are in the way because we have been changed, we are no longer the person who…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: From The Record of Linji

…there any other Dharma than this. Followers of the Way, this lone brightness before my eyes now, this person plainly listening to me—this person is unimpeded at any point but…

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Text September 17, 2019

Straight Down the Road of 99 Curves

John Tarrant

…compassion, the goddess of compassion, Kuan Yin, taking the form of the goddess of compassion, find shelter for the homeless person. Why can’t the person who is very strong lift…

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