All the masters you met in other places are imposters

A monk visited a Master after meeting a lot of well-known masters around the country and told him what he had heard from them. The master said, “All the masters you met in other places are imposters.” The monk, very surprised, said, “How can you say so? Did you go to see all of them?” The master said, “Thanks to you.”



Student: “Why did the Master speak ill of all the other masters whom the monk had met by calling them imposters?”

Master: “Because the monk saw only imposters without meeting the masters even though he visited them.”



Don’t mistake seeing an imposter for seeing the Buddha.

That is to disgrace the Buddha.


©Boo Ahm


All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway


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