Suldoo’s bead (1)

Master Suldoo said, “A guest came to see me from far away and gave me a bead with a one-inch diameter, which has four words in the centre of it. There is no one who can read them.”

Student: “What words are there in the bead?”

Master: “Why don’t you read them in person?”

Student: “Show me the bead first of all so that I may read them.”

Master: “Come again tomorrow and I will show it to you.”


The worst error we make is to struggle to gain what doesn’t exist, ignoring what is before our eyes.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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