One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master, who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked:
-From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean?
Quote: "Or easier yet ask yourself "Am I straight or confused?"
Easy as that. If you're the latter you better sit your butt down.
" .........It seems I keep alternating between the former and the latter. Is it that I got from straight to confused due to my ignorance (falsely believing I am straight). Or because of noise (I am straight, but external forcings falsely make me confused). It is a conundrum.