Gateless Gate, Case 43: Shou-shan's Short Bamboo Staff
It is easy to hear the teachings and think we know something. But does that make us free? Do words liberate us? What is the nature of a word? What is the nature of anything? In this talk, Ryushin Sensei once again explores how a questionóa wordócan not only paint us into a corner, but also show us exactly where we are not free. It is only from this place that practice and realization can occur.