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Shishuang's Hundred-Foot Pole (GG46)(BS79)
Shishuang said, “How do you step from the top of the hundred-foot pole?”
Changsha said, “You who sit on the top of a hundred-foot pole,
although you have entered the Way, it is not yet genuine.
Take a step from the hundred-foot pole
and the worlds of the Ten Directions are your total body.
Excerpt from a Verse:
The peach trees, without words, make a path.
—Gateless Gate, Case 46 & Book of Serenity, Case 79
One Hundred Foot Pole
Allison Atwill, “One Hundred Foot Pole,” 2008. Acrylic and silver leaf on wood box, 4″ x 8″ x 12″.