Fayan

‘There is a story that in former times a Zen monk lived alone in a cottage. Above his door he wrote the word “mind.” Above his window he wrote the word “mind,” and on his wall he wrote the word, “mind.”
Zen master Fayan said, “Above his door he should have written, ‘door.’ Above his window he should have written ‘window,’ and on his wall he should have written the word ‘wall.'”‘ (Zen’s Chinese Heritage)

I would say, the monk should have known what all these things were without having to write them down, including so-called “mind.”

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