True Dharma Eye, Case 33:
Caoshan’s “Falling and Rising”
When we think in terms of failure and success we suffer. But life involves learning how to
fall, how to get up from that fall and how to keep going. As a Zen saying goes: “Seven times
knocked down; eight times get up.” When we learn that falling and getting up are one and
the same, then we can be free of failure.