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Linji's Nothing I Dislike (MK38a)


There is nothing I dislike.

—PZI Miscellanous Koans, Case 38a

From PZI MK Case 38, Linji:

a. There is nothing I dislike.
b. There is a true person of no rank who is constantly coming in and going through the gates of your face.
c. There is a solitary brightness without fixed shape or form. It knows how to listen to the teachings, it knows how to understand the teachings, it knows how to teach. That solitary brightness is you.
d. Wherever you are, just take the role of host, and that place will be a true place.
e. In your life right now, what is it you lack, what is it that practice must mend?

—Record of Linji

Video January 11, 2020

The First Dog & NO

John Tarrant

The great koan NO and dogs in our lives. ‘Reality’ is an edit of everything that is always really going on.

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Video June 26, 2017

There Is Nothing I Dislike

John Tarrant

John Tarrant talks about the koan “There is nothing I dislike”, and recounts the story passed on from a schoolteacher, about her experience living with this koan at the edge of darkness and world-weary fatigue. If there’s ever only one zen video you watch, this should be it. Trigger warning: sexual assault. (2016)

6' 49"