Koan 32

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” — Linji Yixuan


In the now, there is only one thing: the Everything.

The Everything is manifested as an infinite number of seemingly independent things.

Yet, as every thing is interdependent, essentially all things are one thing.

Thinking of things (like the Buddha) as independent is but an illusion.

Illusionary things create duality, the thing and all that is not the thing.

On the road to enlightenment, we need to vanquish all illusions and duality to realize the oneness of the Everything.