Seamless Tomb

Emperor Su Tsung asked the National Teacher Hui Chung, “After you die, what will you need?” The National Teacher said, “Build a seamless tomb for me”. The Emperor asked, “please tell me master, what does this tomb look like?” The National teacher remained silent for a long time and then asked, “do you understand?” The Emperor said, “I dont understand”. The dialogue continues. The teisho explores this case, and what is the meaning of a seamless tomb.

This teisho based on Case 18 of the ‘Gateless Barrier’ was given by Will Moon at the Spring sesshin in 2021