Suiwo, the disciple of Hakuin, was a good teacher. On a certain day a certain pupil came to him, and Suiwo gave him the problem, "Hear the sound of one hand."
The pupil remained three years, but could not pass the test. One night he came...
As Alan Watts would say, most of us have been heading North all our lives. What would happen if we decided to go South, East or West instead? I think it would be much the same thing, conflict and suffering, just in a different direction. Then he asks what would happen if we just stopped. ………. I used to think I was on a path. Then I realised I was the path. So my journey came to an end right there.
Reply from Bluerose
Anything I need to learn from now on can come to me from without or within. I’m here.