Blue Cliff Record, Case 52:
Zhaozhou’s "It Lets Asses Cross, It Lets Horses Cross"
Using the life of preeminent Zen Master Zhaozhou, Ryushin Sensei highlights the ordinariness of the Zen path, showing that true insight is not cloaked in fancy liturgy, accomplishments or actions. To see the truth of one's life is to live as full human beings, unobstructed by our delusions. Only then can we be free of the ups and downs that throw us off track. Only then can we be fully engaged.