Have you slept? Then make your bed. Barry Magid September 9th 2017

The Gateless Gate, Case 7 Make your Bed

The Main Case

Once a student asked the roshi, "I just entered Garrison last night. Could you give me some instruction?"
The roshi asked, "Did you have a good night sleep?"
"Yes I did," said the student.
"Then make your bed," the roshi replied.
The student had an insight.

Commentary

The roshi opened his mouth and showed his gall bladder and revealed his heart and liver. If this student, hearing it, failed to grasp the truth, he would mistake a bell for a pot.

Verse

Because it is so very clear, it takes a very long time to realize.
If you awake to the dream within a dream, you will see that the bed makes you.

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