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Shitou's Turn Your Light Inwards


Turn around the light to shine within, then just return.

—from Shitou Xiqian’s Song of the Grass Hut

Text October 22, 2020

The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

Practice. The notion of practice, as something you embody, and you walk through, and you are—rather than something you add, like something added to gasoline. There’s also a sense of moving in the dark, in some way that’s positive. So that in a practice, “not knowing” is on your side.

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