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.



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

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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