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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
The First Dog & NO
The great koan NO and dogs in our lives. ‘Reality’ is an edit of everything that is always really going on.
John Tarrant gives a talk at the Summer 2016 retreat.
There Is Nothing I Dislike
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)