Dalung’s Pure Everlasting Body (BCR82)

KOAN:

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

– Blue Cliff Record, Case 82

Text February 5, 2021

The Everlasting Body Runs Deepest Indigo: Meditation for Troubled Times

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online Transcript: It’s a very strong thing to be human, you can be subjected to all sorts of great forces. And sometimes you can win through, and sometimes you die. But we’re all of us doing that, all the time. So I was thinking about friendship and how good it is to love each other and how good it is to have friends and to make peace in our hearts to meet each other. Sunday talk with John Tarrant, recorded June 14 2020.

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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. Li Bai, Du Fu, Dalung & Primo Levi 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.

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Misc December 17, 2017

Indigo

Allison Atwill

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