BLOWING OUT THE CANDLE無門關 二十八

 

Ryukan and Tokusan,
one an old fool
one a young fool.

Burn your notes,
set fire to them both,
enlightenment can be found
in the ashes,
where words and thought

are carried off
on the winds.


A reflection on Case 28 of the Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate)

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