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Someone with No Shadow or Form Is Drawing the Water
In a well that was never dug
water ripples from a spring that doesn’t flow.
Someone with no shadow or form
is drawing the water.
—PZI Miscellanous Koans, Case 22 (from a poem by Ikkyu)
Text July 7, 2020
Class 6 Curriculum Notes: Vast Emptiness – Call & Response Koans
A Donkey Sees a Well (BS52), Dongshan Sick (BS94), Dongshan's Each Stitch, Emperor Wu Questions Bodhidharma (BCR1)(BS2), Guishan's No Foundation to Rely On (BS37), Huanglong Huinan's Three Turning Words (MK16)(GG49)(EV10), Linji's Take the Role of Host (MK38d), Say Something in Response (BCR14), Someone with No Shadow or Form Is Drawing the Water
Class 6 Curriculum Notes: Vast Emptiness – Call & Response Koans. Please do not share, this is core curriculum. July 25 2020.