This moving talk deals with the most often asked question in Zen literature: “What is it?” What is it to be alive? What is it to aspire to thoroughgoing clarity and to have that clarity manifest in each and every one of our actions? Ryushin Sensei reminds us that it is not enough to gain an intellectual understanding of spiritual practice; only our constant, ever-deepening search will help us to be free.
by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
Blue Cliff Record, Case 51:
Xuefeng’s What Is It?