Zen

Wunmoon’s ‘Illness and medicine’

One day Master Wunmoon said to his disciples, “Illness and medicine perfectly fit each other. Is the food on the table before you illness or medicine?” Nobody answered the question.

Student: “How can we know whether the food on the table before us is illness or medicine?”

Master: “It is medicine when there is no distance between you and the food. It’s illness when there is any distance between you and the food.”

Student: “Do you eat the medicine all the time?”

Master: “I am not ill.”

Commentary:

There is neither illness nor medicine to a man of health.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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