PZI Teacher Archives
Question: Teacher, what is most urgent for me?
Answer: The very you that is afraid you do not know.
—Yunmen, from the Record of the Yunmen (Gate of the Clouds)
Tess Beasley talks about what it is like to turn toward pain, of whatever manifestation; physical, emotional, collective. What comes of turning toward it? A musician’s transportive journey out of the pain and loss of COVID lockdown time. 7 minutes, May 29, 2022.
What next? I am up against it. How can I do what is needed or know which direction to go? The direction is inward. A turning toward everything inside the self is required. Like the Buddha—his urgency amplified his situation. Facing pain, loss, injury, or grief, we want direct and appropriate action to release us. The only way forward is toward the inner world. Tess Beasley Sensei’s Sunday Talk on May 29, 2022.