The Whole World is Medicine (BCR87)

KOAN:

Sickness and medicine are in accord with each other. The whole world is medicine. What am I?

– Blue Cliff Record, Case 87 (Yunmen)

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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