Zen

Why am I not allowed to worship the Buddha?

A monk asked his master, “I had my head shaved and became a monk to follow the Buddha’s teaching. Why am I not allowed to worship the Buddha?” The master answered, “It’s because doing a good thing is not as good as doing nothing.”

Student: “Why is doing nothing better than doing a good thing?”

Master: “Because doing a good thing is not different from doing a bad thing.”

Student: “How could we live without doing anything?”

Master: “Such worry occurs only when you live by doing something.”

Commentary:

All worries are products of doing things whether good or bad.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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