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Silver Mountain and Iron Cliff (BCR 57)


Before you’ve seen through, it all seems like a silver mountain, like an iron cliff.

—Yuanwu’s comment in Blue Cliff Record Case 57


Dharma Theme March 22, 2023

Dharma Theme: In the Wild – Mountain Koans & Poems

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Eventually you come to a place where you can’t go on and you can’t go back. You have arrived at the base of cliffs; you can’t scale them, you can’t get around them, and there’s no handy tunnel through them. It’s a daunting place—that’s the point of it. And when you arrive here your life and your journey can become your own.

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