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A student asked Xianglin, “Why did Bodhidharma come from the West?”
Xianglin said, “Sitting for a long time makes you tired.”
—Blue Cliff Record Case 17 (transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)
What is the heart of any big question? We are swimming in a sea of uncertainty and the mind wants to fill in the blanks. Yet our questions are much smaller than what’s on offer, what’s possible as an answer—the whole universe might be doing something through me.