Joshu

A monk asked, “What about it when all the bones are pulverized and there is one everlasting spirit?”
The master said, “It’s windy again this morning.” (The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu)

To my mind, you can read the answer in two ways – and they are not mutually exclusive. The first would be ‘why worry about something in the future when there is a present reality to meet?’; the second, ‘that time you are talking about is being expressed in the present moment.’ What do you say?

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