Bodhidharma’s Vast Emptiness

When teacher and student
sit face to face,
mat to mat, looking deeply
one at the other,
which is the teacher
and which is the student?

You are wrong.
There is no teacher,
there is no student,
there is only the silence
of the moment
in which all dharma
is made obvious.

A reflection on Case 2 of the Book of Equanimity

One thought on “Bodhidharma’s Vast Emptiness

  1. Thanks, Lou….Love reading your poetry!

    “It seems to me that, at this time, we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.” O.W. Holmes

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