A Ball Tossed on Boundless Rushing Water Barry Magid May 6th 2017

The Blue Cliff Record, Case 80 Joshu's Rushing Water

The Main Case

A monk asked Joshu, "Does a newborn infant also have six consciousnesses?"
Joshu said, "A ball tossed on rushing water."

The monk went on to ask Toshi, "What is the meaning of a ball tossed on rushing water?"
Toshi said, "Moment to moment, non-stop flow."

Verse

Inactivation of the six consciousnesses presents a question.
The adepts both discerned where it comes from -
A ball tossed on boundless, rushing water.
It doesn't stay where it lands; who can watch?

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