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Quick, don’t get ready.
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 57
Text November 9, 2022
A Great Current Carries Us
The Daoist idea that came into Chan and Zen is that we harmonize with things. We don’t try and subdue them, although that’s a very strong human impulse. The great koan masters pointed out that the heart has a place of ease, and that there’s an inner freedom and a path we can walk no matter what we’ve suffered or are afraid of or are afraid might happen.