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Q198. Student: “What is your true-self?”

A. Master: “I don’t have such a thing.”

Student: “Then, what are you when your body is not you?”

Master: “True-self.”




A wrapper, however attractive, is harmful to your health if you eat it.

Throw it away and eat only the contents.



©Boo Ahm


All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

1 thought on “Q198. Student: “What is your true-self?””

  1. Without my heart my body cannot exist by itself.
    Without my body …my heart stops.
    I cannot separate them and live.
    I never go looking for them.
    I know they are there.
    For now.


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