Fayan’s ‘Sound and Form’

Fayan was once asked by a monastic, “How can we pass beyond sound and form?”

Fayan said to the assembly, “If all of you can understand the meaning of this monastic’s question, it will not be difficult for you to pass beyond sound and form.”

Student: “How should we understand the monastic’s question?”

Master: “Pass beyond sound and form.”


How can there be any difference between the Buddha’s talk and the monastic’s question when you pass beyond sound and form?

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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