Meeting a Zen Master on the Road

Goso said: "When you meet a Zen Master on the street, how do you greet him?"

A Zen Master is an enlightened one. Whether you greet him with words or silence, he knows you inside and out. There is no use to pretend. Often when we meet others, we create a double self: front and back, inside and outside. But when there is no front and no back, the mind is serene; it is natural. In the world of naturalness there is peace and beauty and serenity. And the world is but a reflection of your own mind. The enlightened world is the world beyond words and silence.


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