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Q201. Student: “What is the true-self?”

A. Master: “Do good things and don’t do bad things.”

Student: “Even a five-year-old child could know it.”

Master: “Even though a five-year-old child can say it,

even an eighty-year-old man can’t easily put it into practice.”

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Commentary:

Don’t try to distinguish good things from bad things, but try to realise what their root is.

 

 

©Boo Ahm

 

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