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In ancient times, Jiang Ziya used to fish by hanging a
straight hook without bait three feet above the water. He’d
call out, “Fish, if you’re desperate to live, come on your own
and swallow my hook!”
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 54
In sesshin, we are fish moving in and out of the depths. The treasure lies in the realm you do not wish to investigate. If you can face your fear and go there, a great watery tenderness arises as the heart opens.