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The World-Honoured One Ascends the Teaching Seat

The World-Honoured One Ascends the Teaching Seat

One day the World-Honoured One ascended the teaching seat and the assembly came together. Mahakasyapa struck the mallet and announced: “The World-Honoured One has just expounded the dharma.”

The World-Honoured One descended from the teaching seat.

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Student: “What was the dharma that The World-Honoured One expounded?”
Master: “Nothing special. You are doing it now as well.”

Commentary:
It is not because the Dharma itself is secret and special but because you don’t see it as it is that it looks and sounds secret and special.

©Boo Ahm

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