Zen

Families Use It Daily (1)

Master Chen asked a scholar who studied the Buddhist Sutras, “In a Sutra it is said, ‘Families use it daily and yet do not understand it.’ What is it that they do not understand?” The scholar said, “They do not understand the Way.” Chen said, “How do you understand the Way?” The scholar couldn’t respond.

Student: “What is the Way?”

Master: “You are using it at this moment?”

Student: “Why don’t I know it?”

Master: “That’s it.”

Commentary:

The Way is not the Way but the Way.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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