What is the love between teacher and student? It may not always conform to our expectations.
Shugen Sensei explores the student-teacher relationship by discussing a koan unusual for using
the word “love,” whereas in Zen we more commonly speak of “compassion”—though they are
ultimately the same thing.
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
True Dharma Eye, Case 211:
Caoshan's Love Between Parent and Child