Guishan

‘Yangshan asked his teacher Guishan, “How is it when millions of objects emerge all at once?”
Guishan said, “A blue thing is not yellow. A long thing is not short. All things abide in their own positions. Why should I be concerned?”‘ (Shinji Shobogenzo)

This exchange came to mind again recently, and I spent some time trying to find the translation I had in my head, to no avail. Nevertheless, the translation is not the point. The point is the point. Can we let go of worrying about things that do not concern us?

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