Q. Is it possible to attain enlightenment with correct and incorrect?

A. There is a saying that we can attain enlightenment if we can grasp only a single word, that is, if we hear a single word as it is, whatever word it may be. In that respect, it can be safely said that you can attain enlightenment if only you can hear either of the two words, correct and incorrect as it is.

What is correct and what is incorrect? What is correct to you can be what is incorrect to others and vice versa. What is correct today can be what is incorrect tomorrow and the other way around. Correct is to incorrect as right is to left. One cannot exist without the other because both of them exist depending on each other. This is why ancient masters would say that correct contains incorrect and vice versa and that realising that there is no difference whatsoever between correct and incorrect is enlightenment.

©Boo Ahm

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