A student asked, “What is the inward-and-outward radiance?”
Master Yunmen asked back, “In what direction is your question pointed?”
“What is reaching the light?”
The Master asked, “If someone suddenly asked you this, what would you say?”
The student continued, “How about after reaching the light?”
Yunmen replied, “Forget the light—give me first the reaching!”
—The Blue Cliff Record, Case 33 (Yunmen)
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.