Solbong’s divine power

When Solbong was a kitchen steward, Master Dongshan asked him, “You always serve meals at the same time every day. What divine power have you got?” Solbong answered, “I take a look at the moon and stars.” Master Dongshan said, “How do you know the time if it is cloudy and rainy all of a sudden?” Solbong couldn’t say anything.

Student: “How would you answer Dongshan’s question if you were in Solbong’s shoes?”

Master: “I would say, ‘I take a look at the moon and stars’.”


The problem is not in seeing it but in not recognising it while seeing it.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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