Step by Step in the Dark (MK72)

KOAN:

Step by step in the dark
If my foot’s not wet,
I found the stone

– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 72 (Soyen Shaku)

Text October 22, 2020

The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

Practice. The notion of practice, as something you embody, and you walk through, and you are—rather than something you add, like something added to gasoline. There’s also a sense of moving in the dark, in some way that’s positive. So that in a practice, “not knowing” is on your side.

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