Zen

Why don’t you know it even though you and I see it together at the same time?

Once a master, pointing to a stone, said to one of his disciples, “Do you see this?” The disciple said, “Yes, I do.” The master asked him the same question three times repeatedly and the disciple made the same answer ‘Yes’. Then the master said, “Why don’t you know it even though you and I see it together at the same time?”

Student: “Why doesn’t the disciple know it even though they see it together?”

Master: “Because he doesn’t see what the master sees.”

Student: “What is it that the master sees?”

Master: “It is before you now as well.”

Commentary:

Why don’t you see the sky while seeing the cloud?

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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