PZI Teacher Archives

Yunmen's Particle-by-Particle Samadhi (BCR50)


A student asked Yunmen, “What’s the particle-by-particle samadhi?”
Yunmen said, “Food in the bowl, water in the bucket.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 50

(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)

Audio December 8, 2020

The Importance of Leftovers with Jon Joseph Roshi

Jon Joseph

At PZI we say that every bit of awakening is all of awakening. In fact, the barrier for awakening is so low that our sutra dedication says that “ants, sticks, and grizzly bears can easily jump over.” The bar is low, the gate wide open, the invitation given and never rescinded!

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