How Many Steps Did You Take to Get Here?

(extracted from "The Whole World is a Single Flower")

A monk visited Zen Master Kyong Bong and asked, "What is Truth?"

"Where are you coming from?"


"Oh, that's very far away," Kyong Bong replied. "How many steps did you take to get here?"

  1. If you were the monk, how would you answer?


East wind blowing, cloud goes west; south wind blowing, cloud goes north. Rounding a corner, the bus honks its horn, "Beep, beep." What can you do? You already understand. But be careful of the fish hook. Enough-mind fish never touches the hook. Swimming in the ocean means freedom everywhere.