Daowu

‘Daowu was sitting on the high seat of meditation when a monk came and asked, “What is the greatest depth of the teaching?” Daowu came down from the seat to kneel on the floor saying, “You are here after traveling from afar, but I am sorry to have nothing to answer you.” ‘ (The Iron Flute)

Those old teachers were pretty useless, eh? Nothing to say to someone who had traveled a long way for some teaching….

What is the answer that he does give?


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