Zen

The Buddha’s ‘What is it?’

One day the Buddha saw two people carrying a pig on their backs and asked them, “What is it?” They said, “Don’t you, the Buddha with all wisdom, know a pig?” Then, the Buddha said, “That’s why I ask.”

Student: “Why did the Buddha ask such a nonsense question of the people?”

Master: “Don’t mistake compassion for foolishness.”

Commentary:

A one-million-dollar cheque is no more than a piece of paper to three-year-old children.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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