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Mark Foote
Post title: "Turning to the Left, Turning to the Right, Following Up Behind"
(Dec 11 2016 at 09:39 PM)

Mt. KonoctiThere's a koan in the "Blue Cliff Record" (case 17) that goes like this:


'A monk asked Hsiang Lin, "What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?"
Hsiang Lin said, "Sitting for a long time becomes toilsome."'

(Yuanwu, 'Blue Cliff Record', Shambala publications pg 110)


In a commentary on the koan, the 12th century Chinese abbot Yuan

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