The Intangible

One day a Zen master asked a junior monk, "Can you grasp the intangible?" Monk replied, "Yes." "How?" The junior monk then waved his hands in the air with a grasping gesture. The Master told him,"You don't know how." Monk asked, "Well, how do you do it then?" The Zen master grasped the monk's nose and squeeze it hard. In pain the monk cried out, "Let it go, that hurts!" Master said, "That's how you grasp the intangible."

Comments (2)

  1. Marco arroyo:
    May 14, 2013 at 08:05 PM

    As far as i feel, those are just perceptions. There is only present, it is where we belong. Mind is just, as is

  2. naishin:
    Aug 24, 2011 at 08:43 PM

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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