Bible, Buddha, Buddhism, illusion, Meditation, self, sutras, Truth, Zen

Q86. If all is an illusion, are koans also illusions?

A. Of course they are also illusions. When I want people to stop making noise in a room, I can say to them, “Be quiet, please.” My words, “Be quiet, please” are also noise. Then I can be said to use noise in order to remove noise. Likewise, Zen questions, which are known as koans, are illusions used for the purpose of eliminating other illusions.

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In fact, not only koans but also the Sutras and the Bible are illusions.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway.

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