Tao-ch’uan

‘When you’re in the ocean, why search for water? When you’re on the peak, why look for the mountain? The mountain is a mountain. Water is water. But where is the Buddha?’ (Commentary on the Diamond Sutra)

We seem to be in a little theme of mountains right now. There might be, under other circumstances a dispute about the notion that ‘the mountain is a mountain’ – because it depends who is looking and where you are looking from. Nevertheless, where is the Buddha?

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