A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
-Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go.
-Where will you go?
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas.
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.