Yabo’s Gem (1)

Master Yabo said, “A beautiful pearl is hidden in a shell. A beautiful gem is hidden in a stone. When we see things around us, it doesn’t seem to exist. However, there is nothing that isn’t revealing it.”

Student: “How is it when the gem doesn’t appear even when I break the stone into pieces?”

Master: “It is not broken.”


What can be broken is stone, and what cannot be broken is the gem.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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