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What Is Your Light? (BCR86)


Yunmen taught, “Everybody has a light inside. When you’re looking for it, you can’t see; it’s dark, dark, hidden. What is this light that everybody has?”
He himself answered, “The kitchen pantry, the entrance gate.”
Then he said, “It’s better to have nothing than something good.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 86 (PZI version)

See also: Yunmen’s Light, transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland