Dalong’s Pure Everlasting Body (BCR82)

KOAN:

Someone asked Dalong, “The physical body decays. What is the pure everlasting body?”
Dalong said: “Mountain flowers open like brocade,
mountain torrents are deep as indigo.”

-Blue Cliff Record, Case 82

Audio June 15, 2020

‘The Everlasting Body Runs Deep as Indigo’ – Meditation for Troubled Times

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online- We are in the midst of great civil unrest around racism and the institutions that support it. Hakuin, Dufu, Dalong speak about what remains what lives what holds us in the universe even as we feel most perishable, sad, defeated. The light is still there in all things even without a foundation to stand on! As recorded June 14 2020.

96' 32"
Misc December 17, 2017

Indigo

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Indigo,” 2014. Acrylic on birch panel, 36″ x 48″.