Longya’s Stone Tortoise (1)

Longya was once asked by a monastic, “What is the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming from India?”

Longya said, “I will tell you when the stone tortoise speaks.”

Student: “When does the stone tortoise speak?”

Master: “When you can hear it speak.”


It is not when the Buddha appears that you can see Him but when you can see Him that He appears. 

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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