Rely on Wisdom, not Discrimination

Instead of using my discriminating mind to explain this teaching, it is far more interesting present a Zen koan that helps us see the meaning of wisdom and discrimination. One day a monk came to visit a Zen master. He asked, "Master, what is the mysterious way of the Buddha?" "Please don't say that I understand Buddha dharma." The master replied. "But what if I have questions?" "Why don't you ask me?" "I just did!" The monk is perplexed. The master said to him, "Go away! This place is not for you." ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ So what if you have question? What do you rely on?  

Comments (2)

  1. Jennifer:
    Nov 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    It is difficult to deal with wandering thoughts during meditation but this is very helpful. I love the example-first remove the trash!

  2. Jen:
    Jun 13, 2011 at 06:24 AM

    I rely on my teacher's infinite wisdom to guide me the right way.

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