Zen

Q. Why don’t we see the true-Self although it is in our bodies?

A. The true-Self is not only in our bodies, but it is everywhere and there is no place free from it. Everything is the true-Self and there is nothing that is not the true-Self. Actually, we cannot stop seeing and hearing it even for a moment nor can we escape from it even for a moment.

Our problem is that we cannot recognise it while seeing and hearing it, because we are deluded by illusions created by us. That is, we are so intoxicated with discriminating the shapes and sizes of the waves in sea that we cannot realise that all waves are just part of the sea as water. In short, we cannot see the sea and water whilst floundering in the sea.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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