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Dry Shit

Dry Shit

One day a monk asked his master, “What is the true-Self?” The master said, “Dry shit.”

Student: “As far as I know, the true-Self is very holy. Why did the master say, ‘Dry shit’ when he was asked what the true-Self is?”
Master: “Because people are more attracted by the wrapper than by the contents when the wrapper is beautiful.”

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Commentary:
Mouth is bitter whilst mind is sweet.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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