Zhaozhou’s ‘Eye That Grasps the Universe’

Zhaozhou said, “The eye that grasps the universe is so perceptive that it does not miss even a single thin thread. I want you to see into this. How do you understand it?”

Student: “What is the eye that grasps the universe?”

Master: “It neither opens nor closes.”


It sees everything in the daytime as clearly as at midnight.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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