A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
How can we understand our best? If, you are here, then what matters if you're at your best or not? Isn't being here, body and mind together the best you can be? Isn't being here, body and mind together standard? So, where are we all getting lost? In thought? In duty? In distractions? In affairs of the world? Can you see with your eyes, hear with your ears, smell with your nose, taste with your tongue, touch with your body, feel with your mind?