Posted by: Lea | September 20, 2008

Yes & No

Shen Hui asked the Sixth Patriarch: “When you sit in meditation, High Master, do you see or not?”

The Master hit him three times with his stick and then asked, “When I hit you, does it hurt or not?”

“It both does and does not hurt.”

“I both see and do not see.”

“How can you both see and not see?”

The Master said: “What I see are the waverings and wanderings of my own mind. What I do not see is the right and wrong and good and bad of other people. This my seeing and not seeing.”



  1. I finally got to the A-Z tag. Thank you for the tag! It is an honor to be chosen. Have a great day! Christina

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