PZI Teacher Archives
Why can’t a clear-eyed person cut the red thread?
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 30c
From Songyuan Chongyue’s Three Turning Words:
a. Why can’t the person of great strength lift up her leg?
b. Say something without moving your lips or tongue.
c. Why can’t a clear-eyed person cut the red thread?
The red thread holds all the great forces, the fraught encounters, and intense relationships with people. Why are we so entangled? Will we find a place of ease and peace that severs the complications of the red thread? Is that even a good idea? Connection is a way we understand our own hearts. Complete Sunday Zen session with Guest Host Tess Beasley, Music for meditation from Michael Wilding vows with Amaryllis Fletcher & Jesse Cardin. As recorded March 26, 2023.
A short reading extolls the benefits of the Red Thread, from a Sunday Zen session with guest host Tess Beasley. A student of Socrates notes how much he profits from the nearness of the teacher even when the lesson remains obscure. Recorded March 26, 2023.
There is a marvelous living side-by-side when we show each other the greatest possible trust—not trying to rush away the feeling of the eternal, together. John Tarrant’s complete Sunday session from July 17, 2022.