Open Your Own Treasure House

Daiju visited Master Baso in China. Baso asked, "What do you seek?" "Enlightenment," replied Daiju. "You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?" Baso demanded. "Where is my treasure house?" Daiju asked. "What you are asking is your treasure house," Baso concluded. Daiju was enlightened.

It seems habitual in this material world for people to look for happiness and freedom in the same way they look for money and fame: outside of themselves. Zen teaches exactly the opposite: always look within. The inner treasure, the Buddha-nature, is always fresh, living, unlimited.


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