Straight Hook Seeks Fish That Turn Away From Life (MK54)

KOAN:

In ancient times, Jiang Ziya used to fish by hanging a
straight hook without bait three feet above the water. He’d
call out, “Fish, if you’re desperate to live, come on your own
and swallow my hook!”

– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 54

Audio November 1, 2021

Fall Sesshin 2021: Dreams of the Ancestors with Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph gives the morning dharma talk about his dreams of the ancestors. A relationship continues beyond death. How is this so? It does not need to be explained, it only asks to be lived. As recorded in Fall Sesshin on Thursday morning, October 21, 2021.

38' 12"