The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Seven: The Principle of the Nature

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The Founding Master composed a verse for his disciples while staying at Pongnae hermitage:
On the winding road up Pyŏnsan,
A rock sits listening to the sound of a stream.
Nothing, nothing, but no nothing either.
Not, not, but not not either.
Then, he said, “If you understand what this means, you are a person who has awakened to the Way.”