PZI Teacher Archives
Fire at the End of the Universe (BCR29)
A monk asked Dasui, “The conflagration at the end of the eon
sweeps through and the universe is totally destroyed. I wonder,
is this one destroyed or not?”
Sui said, “It is destroyed.”
The monk said, “If so, then this goes along with it.”
Sui said, “It goes along with it.”
—Blue Cliff Record, Case 29
The Great Kalpa Fire – A Predicament Koan: Beginning Talk
The 3rd of John Tarrant’s Sunday series on predicament koans. John talks about the Great Kalpa Fire. (Kalpa is a great age, eon, or universe.) Opening Talk from John’s Sunday Session on September 18, 2022. 19 minutes. (Complete video also available.)
Predicament Koans: The Great Kalpa Fire – 2 Zen Teachers & 3 Opinions on the Great Destruction
Excerpt from the 3rd of John Tarrant’s Sunday series on predicament koans. John talks about the Great Kalpa Fire. (Kalpa is a great age, eon, or universe.) Recording from the beginning of John’s Sunday Talk on September 18, 2022. 10 minutes.
The Great Kalpa Fire – A Predicament Koan
The great cataclysmic fire at the end of the universe is us, is in our hands, because there is no separation. A student asks three teachers the same question: “At the end of the universe, will everything be destroyed?” and gets different answers. It is like asking, “Do you think I am really going to die?” and then getting three opinions. Complete Sunday Talk recorded September 18, 2022.