PZI Teacher Archives
See with Your Ears (GG16)
See with your ears and hear with your eyes.
—variation on Wumen’s verse in Gateless Gate Case 16
If you listen with your ear, it is hard to understand. If you hear with your eye you are intimate at last.
—Gateless Gate Case 16, from Wumen’s Verse
Hearing the Sounds of the World
We don’t need to turn away from the world and we don’t have to find a place to stand. Our listening and our presence operate below the level at which we usually manage things. So that is the hearing aspect of this koan. Just let hearing have you. This koan can be carried everywhere with you. Comments from teachers & Amanda Boughton sings vows. November 6, 2022.