Xaoshan asked the old student De, “The body of reality is like space. It responds to things—manifesting its forms the way the moon appears in the water. How do you explain this responsiveness?”
De said, “It’s like a donkey looking into a well.”
“That’s most of it, but not the whole thing.”
“What’s it like for you?”
“It is like a well looking at a donkey.”
—Book of Serenity Case 52
Curated links to Dharma talks, guided meditations, music, art, closing words, and more from Spring Sesshin 2021.
Class 6 Curriculum Notes: Vast Emptiness – Call & Response Koans. Please do not share, this is core curriculum. July 25 2020.