One Thousand Koans
A poem by Christian Joore
The imagery of the house is symbolic – an ego-centric structure built by our intellect to resolve the question ‘who am I?’. It’s answer ultimately is the ‘self’, which allows governs the building and only allows certain things in and out. However, if numerous Koans where to slip in the front door they would surely begin to challenge this structure. If left to their devices, what could happen would be life changing.