Zen

Ruiyan Calls “Master!”

Ruiyan was in the abbot’s room when he called to himself, “Master!”

He himself responded, saying, “Yes, Master.”

Then he said, “Clear all the time. Never be deceived by others.”

Then he answered himself, “Yes, yes.”

Student: “What did Ruiyan mean by saying to himself, ‘Clear all the time. Never be deceived by others.’”

Master: “You are being deceived by Ruiyan now.”

Commentary:

Don’t be deceived by the words ‘Don’t be deceived’.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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