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Each Branch of Coral Holds Up the Moon (MK74c)
What is the blown-hair sword?
Each branch of coral holds up the moon.
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 74c
(from Baling Haojian’s Three Barriers)
Trees Made of Stars
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.
Each Branch of Coral Holds Up The Moon
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.