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Give Me the Reaching
A student said, “Master, I am reaching for the light—please help me!”
Yunmen replied, “Forget the light; give me the reaching!”
—Case 33 (Yunmen)
Yunmen’s Inward & Outward Radiance
In times of chaos, disturbance, and disintegration—your own experience and distress is the fundamental key to Zen. “What is most urgent for me?” Yunmen throws the questioner back into their own field: “The very you that’s afraid they do not have the answer.” We are born into particular radiance of ‘not two’ and gradually take on separation. If we rest in who we are, we let the universe see us. PZI Zen Online talk as recorded June 2, 2020.