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Yunmen's Lion with Golden Hair (BCR39)


A student asked Yunmen, “What is the pure and everlasting body of reality?”
Yunmen said, “A fence of flowers and healing herbs.”
The student asked, “What’s it like when I reach there?”
Yunmen said, “Golden-haired lion!”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 39 (transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)