Koan: A String of White Pearls

Master Dao Qian was the attendant of the abbot, Master Shi Shuang. After Master Shi Shuang’s passing, the community asked the head monk to accept abbotship. Master Dao Qian reminded the assembly, “He must have a grasp of the abbot’s teaching before we can accept him.” The head monk asked, “What is the teaching of the Abbot?” […]