Layman Pang’s ‘Everyone has a Sutra’ (1)

Layman Pang said, “Everyone has a Sutra. However, there is no one who can read it because it is formless, nameless and textless. If you have ‘I’, that is self, you can neither read nor listen to it. If you happen to be able to read it, you will become one with the principle of no birth and no death. Then, you don’t have to follow Bodhisattvas and don’t have to try to become the Buddha.”

Student: “What is the Sutra that everyone has?”

Master: “You cannot put it down even for a moment.”


Look for it and it is invisible whilst it is with you.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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