Zen

How can I take a boat that can cross the ocean of birth and death?

When a monk asked Master Sulbong, “How can I take a boat that can cross the ocean of birth and death?”, the master answered, “If you get on a raft, it will sink to the bottom, and if you get on a boat, it will sink, too.”

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Student: “Why do a raft and a boat sink whenever we board them?”

Master: “Because no vehicle is large enough to accommodate you.”

Student: “Then, how can I cross the ocean?”

Master: “Why don’t you jump over it?”

 

Commentary:

In order to reach your destination, you should know where you are now above all.

 

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

 

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