Yunmen

‘Yunmen once lived in a temple called the Chapel of Holy Trees. One morning a government official called on him and asked, “Are your holy fruits well-ripened now?” “None of them was ever called green by anyone, ” answered Yunmen.’ (The Iron Flute)

How does the fruit get to be ripe if it was never green? Maybe we can let go of the idea of stages, and just be complete right now.


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