Dagui’s ‘No-Mind is the Way’

Dagui was once asked by a monastic, “What is the Way?”

Dagui said, “No-mind is the Way.”

The monastic said, “I don’t understand it.”

Dagui said, “It’s good to understand not-understanding.” 

The monastic said, “What is not-understanding?”

Dagui said, “It’s just that you are not anyone else.”

Student: “What is not-understanding?”

Master: “No-mind.”

Student: “What is No-mind?”

Master: “Mind.”


Removing mind is the way to see mind just as killing the Buddha is the way to see the Buddha.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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