Freely I Watch the Tracks of the Flying Birds (MK23b)

KOAN:

b. Freely I watch the tracks of the flying birds.

(My lazy gaze follows the tracks of the flying birds.)

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 23b

(from Xuedou’s verse following Yunmen’s Good Day koan, Blue Cliff Record Case 6)

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Visual Artwork December 17, 2017

Bird Disappearing Among Clouds

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Birds Disappearing Among Clouds,” 2008. Acrylic on birch panel with gold leaf, 36″ x 48″.