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Q261. Master: “When a guest comes, you should take care of him, but when a thief comes, you should turn him away.”

A. Student: “How shall I take care of a guest?”

Master: “Don’t welcome him.”

Student: “How should I turn away a thief?”

Master: “Don’t reject him.”

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Commentary:

If there is anyone you should serve or fight against, you are still being deluded by illusions.

 

 

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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