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Yunmen’s “Where Are They?”

Yunmen’s “Where Are They?”

Once Yunmen was asked by a monastic, “When birth and death come, how do we avoid them?” Yunmen said, “Where are they?”
Student: “Why did Yunmen say, ‘Where are they?’ when asked how to avoid birth and death?”
Master: “Because you can avoid them when you know where they are.”

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Commentary:
All suffering is from struggling to attain and avoid what we don’t know and where it is.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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