Joshu’s Three Buddhas (2)

Joshu said, “A clay Buddha cannot cross water because it collapses. A steel Buddha cannot cross a forge because it melts down. A wooden Buddha cannot cross fire because it burns. What is the true Buddha?”

Student: “What is the true Buddha?”

Master: “It is in the three Buddhas?”


The Buddha is in everything, but it is not a thing.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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