Enlightenment, Koan, meditaion, Meditation, Practice, Zen

Q108. Student: “What am I when my body is not me, Sir?”

A. Master: “All the things in the universe come from it.”
Student: “Then, are you from it, too?”
Master: “Of course.”
Student: “You are from your mother, Sir.”
Master: “My mother is also from it.”

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Commentary:
One arrow and many targets.
Every time the student opens his mouth, targets multiply.
Which one should he shoot?
Take a close look at the point of your arrow.

©Boo Ahm

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