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Q. What does it mean to see the world like a mirror? How can I see like that?

Q. What does it mean to see the world like a mirror? How can I see like that?

A. Once an ancient master asked one of his students, “How do you see the world?” The student answered, “I see the world like seeing a mirror.” Then, the master said, “Your comment is good but not perfect.” The student asked back, “How should I see the world, Sir?” The master said, “You should see the world just like a mirror seeing the world.”, and the student monk was deeply touched.

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You should be able to see the world not like seeing a mirror but like a mirror seeing the world. A mirror reflects everything as it is, whatever is before it, without discriminating. No matter how beautiful a flower you may put in front of it, it never thinks of it as a beautiful flower and never craves for it. It just reflects the flower as it is. However dirty a thing may be in front of it, it never dislikes or distorts it but just reflects it as it is. In order to see the world like this, you should be able to see the world as empty.

©Boo Ahm

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