Yunmen Says Something in Response (BCR14)

KOAN:

A student asked Yunmen, “What is the teaching that lasts a lifetime?”
Yunmen said, “Say something in response.”

also:

A student asked Yunmen, “Would you summarize the Buddha’s teachings?”
Yunmen said, “Say something in response.”

– Blue Cliff Record, Case 14

Video February 2, 2020
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Video July 11, 2017

Say Something in Response

John Tarrant

On day two of Autumn Moon retreat, John continues with the great Koan from Yun Men. He focuses on the tail of the koan: “The teacher says to the student, ‘Say something in response.'” Yun Men or Cloud Gate is at the center of the tradition of Koan study, and this Koan is presented in the Blue Cliff Record. October 5, 2012.

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