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Guanyin's Hands and Eyes (BCR89)

KOAN:

Yunyan asked Daowu, “How does Guanyin use all those hands
and eyes?”
Daowu answered, “It’s like feeling behind you for a pillow in the middle of the night.”
“I understand.”
“What do you understand?”
“The whole body is hands and eyes.”
“That’s very well expressed, but it doesn’t say it all.”
“What would you say, older brother?”
“All through the body are hands and eyes.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 89

(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)

Video February 3, 2019
55' 20"
Video February 3, 2019
34' 14"
Video July 11, 2017

A Thousand Hands and Eyes

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a dharma talk on the Bodhisattva of Compassion who has a thousand arms and hands with an eye in each palm. October 17, 2012.

51' 39"