Zen enriches no one

Discussion in 'Buddhism' started by CobblersApprentice, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Zen enriches no one. There is no body to be found. The birds may come and circle for a while in the place where it is thought to be. But they soon go elsewhere. When they are gone, the 'nothing,' the 'no-body' that was there, suddenly appears. That is Zen. It was there all the time but the scavengers missed it, because it was not their kind of prey.

    (Thomas Merton, from the "Author's Note" to his collection of essays, "Zen and the Birds of Appetite")
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