Thursday, October 13, 2011



Once upon a time, when Dongshan was ill, a monk asked him, 
"You are ill, teacher, but is there anyone who doesn't get ill?" 

Dongshan said, "There is." 

The monk said, "Does the one who doesn't get ill look after you?" 

Dongshan said, "No, I look after him." 

The monk said, "How is it when you look after him?" 

Dongshan said, "I see that there is no illness." 

~ Dongshan
from the Book of Serenity
Zen dialogue (Case 94)