Posted inBook of Serenity, Koans, MC Podcasts

Case 9: The Book of Equanimity; Nansen Kills the Cat

May 21, 2015

Episode Description:Henry uses this startling koan about Nansen and a cat to explore questions about life, death and ultimate reality. Does Nansen really kill the cat? If so, what has he actually killed? What is this life we believe we are leading? Listen to how this koan beckons us to wake from the dream of subject and object, life and death. Henry quotes theologians, zen stories, and the Cloud of Unknowing to elucidate how this powerful koan can shock us out of ourselves.

Image Credit: Sleeping Buddha, Dreaming the World, by Hartwig HKD, CC BY-ND 2.0.

Featured Image Credit: Zen Stone Garden, by t_s_l, CCO Public Domain

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