The teacher said, “I’m not asking about before the full moon, come and say a word or two about after the full moon.”
He responded to his own request, “Every day is a good day.”
-Blue Cliff Record, Case 6
Zenosaurus Curriculum 18: Gratitude comes with a feeling of openness, shyness, vulnerability. The person who is grateful can be hurt or rejected, she is taking a risk. With gratitude, there is more at stake, life is not small.
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.