Tuesday, 23 August 2016


56. Zen Master Wakuan puts a 'why question' to his disciples. Practitioners who take up Wakuan's 'why?' will find themselves being led deeper and deeper into Zen's questioning quest. But there comes a critical moment in this quest and it happens when the practitioner's 'why?' transmutes into 'who?' And this 'who?' leads the practitioner into the mystery of the one who clings to nothing and to whom nothing clings, least of all a beard. 'Why does the Western Barbarian have no beard?'

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