Zen

Q. You said that ‘everything was originally in Nirvana as part of it before our discrimination.’ How do you know this?

A. No one can know it clearly until he experiences it in person, just as you cannot know clearly the taste of kimchi, traditional Korean food, no matter how well it is explained until you try it in person. You cannot help but fail to grasp Nirvana if you try to understand it through words because using words is no other than discrimination.

Then, you might raise a question, ‘What is the use of all the Sutras, Dharma talks delivered by the Buddha?’ It was because the Buddha was concerned about this that the Buddha said on his deathbed, “Not a word have I said.” You should know that the Buddha said what cannot be done and did what cannot be said. This is why ancient masters said that we should see beyond what reaches our eyes and hear beyond what reaches our ears.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

#zen #meditation #zenmeditation #enlightened #enlightenment #zenfools #photography

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s