Killing and giving life. The dual role of the teacher in zen training. Barry Magid March 13th 2021

The Blue Cliff Record, Case 16 Kyosei's Picking and Pecking

A monk asked Kyosei, "I, your student, am picking from inside the shell. I beg you, Master, please peck from outside."
Kyosei said, "But will you be alive or not?"
The monk said, "If I were not alive, people would all laugh."
Kyosei said, "You fool in the weeds!"

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