Tuesday Oct 29, 8:30am
Friday Nov 1, 7:00pm
This Week’s Koan
Book of Serenity #16, Blue Cliff Record #31
Mayoku Shook the Ring-Staff
Mayoku, with his ring-staff in hand, came to Shôkei. He circled Shôkei’s dais three times,
shook the ring-staff and stood there bolt upright.
Shôkei said, “Right, right!”
Mayoku then came to Nansen. He circled Nansen’s dais three times, shook the ring-staff and stood there bolt upright.
Nansen said, “Not right, not right!”
Then, Mayoku said, “Master Shôkei said, ‘Right, right!’ Why, Master, do you say, ‘Not right, not right!’?”
Nansen said, “With Shôkei it is right, but with you it is not right. This is nothing but a whirling of the wind. In the end, it will perish.”