the true path

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The True Path

Just before Ninakawa passed away the Zen master Ikkyu visited him. “Shall I lead you on?” Ikkyu asked.

Ninakawa replied: “I came here alone and I go alone. What help could you be to me?”

Ikkyu answered: “If you think you really come and go, that is your delusion. Let me show you the path on which there is no coming and going.”

With his words, Ikkyu had revealed the path so clearly that Ninakawa smiled and passed away.

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4 thoughts on “the true path

    • thank you …. reblog means you like …so why many enlightened master told that this is their last life on earth ….on the contrary when we like we reblog ….so will reblog my life on earth million more times because God’s earth is so beautiful…. love all.

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