A Bamboo’s fart


Here’s a nice little Dharma talk I found while cleaning my desk!

Life, mind, and body exist together as one
that is called our foundation, Juingong.

Nothing you do,
nor the thoughts you give rise to
remains the same for even an instant.
Even “I” and “me” cannot be found,
so what is there that would grasp hwadus or koans?
If you take everything that arises from inside or out,
and entrust it to this foundation,
you will attain
the seed of a bamboo’s fart.

— Daehaeng Kun Sunim

*A bamboo is hollow inside, likewise, a fart is nothing you can see. In Korean, a similar expression is “a ghost’s fart.”

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