Gateless Gate: Case 5
From our everyday perspective, Kyogen's person up a tree appears to be in a no-win situation. Dangling from a branch, clenching it with her teeth, she is confronted by the most pressing question of her life. It is a tough spot which, in one form or another, is familiar to most of us. How do we choose a path of action when all the options seem impossible? How do we use our minds to frame our lives and allow circumstances to
corner us? How can we connect with the freedom that exists amidst
dualistic extremes yet remains unstained by them? Kyogen's discerning vision untangles the oppressive complications and offers us a first breath.
Volume 12 of the Mountain Light Video Library. DVD