Pang Family's Helping (MK40)

KOAN:

Layman Pang and his daughter Lingzhao were selling bamboo baskets. Coming down off a bridge he stumbled and fell. When Lingzhao saw this she ran to her father’s side and threw herself on the ground.
“What are you doing?” cried the Layman.
“I saw Daddy fall down, so I’m helping,“ replied Lingzhao.
“Luckily no one was looking,“ remarked the Layman.

– PZI Miscellanous Koans, Case 40

Text October 8, 2020

17 That Wild Girl Named Pang – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

Zenosaurus Curriculum 17: A variant of this discovery is that falling on the ground, while terrible, is also wonderful—the taste of dirt, blood, coffee, oranges, tears, sweat—the taste of life itself.

2123 Words
Audio April 3, 2020

Layman Pang Falls Down – PZI Zoom Zen March 30, 2020

Layman Pang and his daughter Ling Chou fall down for different reasons in this koan. Tess leads the group through meditation and a talk on how the koan entered her life, followed by comment from other meditators on the nature of intimacy. Some silent group meditation segments are included as recorded Mar. 30th 2020

69' 25"