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Who is their master?

Who is their master?

To Tozan, Master Hoen the Fifth Patriarch said, “Shakyamuni and Maitreya Boddhisattva, both are His slaves. Well, tell me: Who is He?”

Student: “Who is He that is powerful enough to work Shakyamuni and Maitreya Boddhisattva?”
Master: “Their master.”
Student: “Who is their master?”
Master: “The one who has just summoned them at His will.”

Commentary:
Don’t be foolish to serve your slaves as your masters.
They have no intention to become your masters.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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