BUDDHA’S BODY

 

If you see
the golden body
of the Buddha
standing in the road
will you stop for him?
If you stop and ask
him to teach you
you will be rejected.
If you stop
and do not ask
him to teach you
you will be rejected.

If you run him over
and leave him
in the dust,
he will offer
many lessons.


A reflection on Case 97 of Tetteki Tosui (The Iron Flute)

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