Zen

Hong-hwa’s ‘You should hit the middle’

When a monastic asked Master Hong-hwa, “What should I do when birth and death flood from all directions?”, the master answered, “You should hit the middle.”

Student: “Where is the centre?”

Master: “Make no edges.”

Commentary:

Making edges is the source of all suffering.

©Boo Ahm

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