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Exploring a Koan by Touch, Carolyn Seburn

September 28, 2023

Carolyn speaks of an important case that appears in three koan collections, Gutei’s One Finger. It is the story of a Chinese monk and his attendant, who attained sudden enlightenment after seeing Gutei hold up his finger. This case is a tactile trigger to kensho. “[Yet] you already have everything this one finger can teach you.”

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

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