PZI Teacher Archives
Your Original Face before Your Parents Were Born (GG23)
Quickly, without thinking good or evil, what is your original face before your parents were born?
—Gateless Gate, Case 23
The Journey, the Reaching, & Luopu’s Last Words
There was a teacher called Luopu, a Chinese teacher, and he said this interesting thing. He said, “You have to directly realize the source outside of the teachings.” That’s the whole thing about it. That’s Bodhidharma’s thing, the direct realization outside of scriptures. The scriptures are nice and the teachings are nice, but really, the direct understanding—the direct meeting with life—the direct meeting with awakening is the thing.
Class 5 Transcript: Bright Gates
Class 5 Series 2: Bright Gates. Transcript of complete session recorded July 11 2020. Please do not share, this is core curriculum.
Class 5 Curriculum Notes: The Bright Gate Koan Types
Class 5 Bright Gates. John Tarrant: Winter Proper – These are often the first koans people work with and throw themselves into.
While they are often used as initial koans, they are not inquiry koans.