Himitsu Shobogenzo, Case 14
When Zen Master Gikai sees his attendant Keizan Jokin entering his room he confronts Keizan with,
Show me your Ordinary Mind. When Jokin starts to answer Gikai strikes him directly on the mouth. Jokin is lost in hesitation.
One night as he sits in the monks' hall he hears a sudden wind lashing at the window and wakes up. He proceeds straight to Great Master Gikai's room, offers three great bows and says,
I've got it.
What have you got?
A jet-black iron ball hurtles through the dark night.
Not enough. Say it further.
When thirsty I drink. When hungry I eat.
- 11" by 5 ½" by 3"
- 'sculpie' figures-2" high, cloth robes
- metal vajra
- wooden kotsu-Teacher's stick
- antique onyx bead from my Nana's, Eliza Dodd Lamberton Jones, necklace
- fishing line