PZI Teacher Archives

What Does Essential Nature Look Like? (MK28)

KOAN:

a. The leaves of the lotus are round, round, rounder than a mirror.

b. The thorn of the water nut is sharp, sharp, sharper than an awl.

c. When the wind blows, the down on the pussy willows floats away.

d. When the rain beats down on the pear blossoms, a butterfly flies up.

– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 28 (Dahui)

Video July 15, 2022

Noticing What Is Sharp & What Is Round

David Weinstein

We are more interwoven when noticing and appreciating the particular qualities of things. When you see yourself in all things, you are seeing with your ears and hearing with your eyes. From a talk in PZI’s Summer Sesshin, June 16, 2022. 11 minutes.

11' 22"
Video July 14, 2022
27' 26"