Monday, 18 January 2016

Xingshan Weikuan [W-G: Hsing-shan Wei-k’uan / J: Kozen Ikan]

                A monk asked Xingshan Weikuan, “Where can I find Dao [the Way]?”
                “It’s right before us.”
                “Then why don’t I see it?”
                “Because of your ego.”
                “If I am unable to see it because of my ego, can you see it?”
                “As long as there is you or I, the Dao can’t be seen.”
                “So when there’s no you or I, can it be seen then?”
                “If there’s no you or I, who is there to see?”

[Xingshan Weikuan – Zen Masters of China: 141-42]

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