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Q237. Student: “All forms return to emptiness. Where does emptiness return to?”

A. Master: “Waves never leave the sea.”




Winds never return to air because they never leave air.



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Q76. How different is an illusion from the final goal, the truth?

A. In fact both are not different from each other, but they are one, just as sea and waves are not separate. There is nothing but the truth. If, regarding illusions as different from the truth, we try to remove illusions and reach the final goal, it is like trying to remove waves in order to see the sea. We should keep in mind that to eliminate illusions doesn’t mean to put the illusions away to another place, but means to change our viewpoint and realise that all illusions including us, are the truth itself we are looking for. ©Boo Ahm SRH_1462b_thumb

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