Zen

Changsha’s ‘Returning to Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth’ (2)

Zen master Changsha was once asked by a monastic, “How do you turn the mountains, rivers, and great earth into your true-Self?” Changsha said, “How do you turn the true-Self into the mountains, rivers, and great earth?”

Student: “How would you answer if you were in Master Changsha’s shoes?”

Master: (Clenches his fist.)

Student: “How would you respond if you were the monastic?”

Master: (Opens his fist.)

Commentary: 

Be watchful. The true-Self is impossible to fold and unfold.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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