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Each Branch of Coral Holds Up the Moon (MK74c)

KOAN:

What is the blown-hair sword?
Each branch of coral holds up the moon.

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 74c

Video August 17, 2022

Trees Made of Stars

John Tarrant

The James Webb telescope is showing us new images of galaxies in deep space. The infinite is in the microbial and the galactic. Trees are made of stars. Complete Sunday session. 1 hour, 19 minutes.

79' 12"
Video July 11, 2017

Each Branch of Coral Holds Up The Moon

John Tarrant

Roshi John Tarrant gives the third of three koans for Bare Bones retreat. The head of the koan is: “What is the sharpest sword or the sword which will cut even the finest piece of hair in two?” The response to the question is, “Each branch of coral holds up the moon.” February 22, 2013.

32' 31"