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Posted on mei 13, 2017

When the aspiring heart is shallow, lack of knowledge becomes an obstacle to the ignorant, and knowledge becomes an obstacle to the educated.  When the aspiring heart is deep, knowledge becomes the basis for understanding the Way for the learned, and lack of knowledge becomes the basis for understanding the Way for the uneducated.

The Way is not a matter of knowing or not knowing. Just abandon everything, return to yourself, and look within. Who is this? Spare no time. It waits for no one.

Bassui Tokushō

Uit: Mud and water- the collected teachings of zen master Bassui, Arthur Braverman, Wisdom Publications, Somerville, 2002; p.88.
Afbeelding: Twee uilen, Toshi Yoshida, 1970.

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