Post enlightenment practice: presence rather than transformation Barry Magid February 9th 2013

The Blue Cliff Record, Case 6 Ummon's every day is a good day

The Main Case

Ummon said, "I don't ask you about before the 15th day, try to make a statement about after the 15th day." He himself replied, "Every day is a good day."

Verse

Throwing away one, he picks up seven.
Above, below, in the four directions, none can match.
Placidly walking along, he treads down the sound of the flowing stream.
His relaxed gaze discerns the tracks of flying birds.
Grasses grow thick, mists overhang.
Round Zibutti's cliff, the flowers make a mess!
Voidness is lamentable.
Don't make a move!
If you move, you get thirty blows!

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