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Yunmen's East Mountain Walks on the Water (EV49)


A monk asked Yunmen, “Where do all the Buddhas come from?”

Yunmen said, “The East Mountain walks on the water.”

—Entangling Vines, Case 49

Note: Yuanwu gave Yunmen’s koan to his student Dahui, who was struggling to break through.

Video January 25, 2023

A Koan Story – East Mountain Walks on Water

John Tarrant

John Tarrant tells a long koan story of awakening: The East Mountain Walks on Water. Recorded during Sunday Zen on December 18, 2022: The Transformations in Things. 36 minutes.

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