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Q330. Student: “Where is the land without light and shade?”

A. Master: “That’s where light and shade is.”

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Commentary:

Light and shade is no other than the land without light and shade.

 

 

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Q324. Student: “How should I cultivate my plot of mind?”

A. Master: “Don’t try to pull out weeds by force, and never let crops take root.”

Student: “Why shouldn’t I pull weeds out by force?”

Master: “Because they become crops when not taking root.”

Student: “Why shouldn’t I let crops take root?”

Master: “Because they become weeds when taking root.”

Student: “What shall I do in order to carry out your teaching?”

Master: “Keep your plot free from light and shade.”

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Commentary:

Your plot is originally free from light and shade unless you make them.

 

©Boo Ahm

 

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Q234. Student: “How can I enjoy an eternal life without birth and death?”

A. Master: “Live in the land without light and shade.”

Student: “Where is the land?”

Master: “There.”

Student: “Where is there?”

Master: “There.”

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Commentary:

You don’t have to dig the earth for gold with your hands full of gold.

 

 

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway