Zen

King Gari cut the Buddha’s body

The Buddha said, “When King Gari cut my body into pieces, I didn’t have any illusions, including the illusion of ‘I’. Otherwise, I would have had anger and spite against him.”

Student: “How could it be possible for the Buddha not to have any anger and spite against King Gari when his body was cut into pieces by him?”

Master: “His body not only wasn’t cut but also wasn’t scratched.”

Commentary:

What can be cut, or damaged is not the Buddha’s body.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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