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The Goose in the Bottle (MK63)


A woman raised a goose in a bottle. When the goose was grown, she wanted to get it out. How can you get it out without breaking the bottle?

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 63

Audio September 6, 2022

The Goose in the Bottle

John Tarrant

A woman raises a goose in a bottle—when it is grown, she wishes to remove it without breaking the bottle, or killing the goose. How do you get the goose out of the bottle? What is the glass between you and the world? This koan offers a chance to taste life. Complete session recorded September 4, 2022.

72' 40"