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Q223. Can you show the true-self to me?

A. I can’t show it to you because you are already seeing it.

I can’t hide it from you because you are always seeing it.

 

When you can’t see it, it is not because it is hidden but because you can’t recognise it while seeing it.

When you can see it, it is not because I show it to you but because you can recognise it.

 

When you can’t see it, I can’t show it to you because it is none other than you.

When you can see it, I can’t hide it because it is none other than you.

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Student: “What is the true-self, Sir?”

Master: “Why do you ask me the taste of the food that you are chewing?”

 

 

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway