Zazenkai – Watch out for the Snake! Allan Marett

Xuefeng’s Turtle-nose Snake, Case 22, Blue Cliff Record

Here we encounter four great Chinese Zen masters, Xuefeng, Changqing, Xuansha and Yunmen doing a little snake dance together. It’s a lovely case because it shows us both the humour and the insight of these old fellas. Look out for that snake! It might bite you … if you’re lucky.