Monday, 9 May 2016

Gudo Toshoku



                The retired emperor, Go-Yozei, inquired of Gudo Toshoku, “A man who comes to enlightenment—what happens to him after he dies?”
                “I don’t know,” Gudo admitted.
                “You don’t know? Aren’t you an enlightened teacher?”
                “I am. But not a dead one,” Gudo pointed out.

[Gudo Toshoku – Zen Masters of Japan: 184-85, 186]

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