Dharmatalk: Case 96, Book of Equanimity: Kyuho Does Not Acknowledge (Part 1)

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Description: What is a koan? Why are they used in Zen training? In the story of each koan, we are the main character with an opportunity to become clearly aware of our core nature. In Case 96, following the death of Master Sekisô, Kyûhô questions the head monk to discover whether or not he should become the next abbot of the temple. Kyûhô is unimpressed, demonstrating that the heart of Zen has nothing to do with “special powers”.

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