"Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points." ~D.T. Suzuki

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Right Before Your Eyes

Right Before Your Eyes
A Wise Old Man
Word spread across the countryside
about the wise Holy Man
who lived in a small house atop the mountain. 

A man from the village decided

to make the long and difficult journey
to visit him. 
When he arrived at the house,
he saw an old servant inside
who greeted him at the door.

"I would like to see the wise Holy Man,"
he said to the servant.

The servant smiled and led him inside. 
As they walked through the house,
the man from the village
looked eagerly around the house,
anticipating his encounter
with the Holy Man. 
Before he knew it, 
he had been led to the back door
and escorted outside.

He stopped and turned to the servant,
"But I want to see the Holy Man!"
"You already have," said the old man.

"Everyone you may meet in life,

even if they appear plain and insignificant... see each of them as a wise Holy Man.

"If you do this, then 

whatever problem you brought here today will be solved." 
© 2014 MU-Peter Shimon

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