The Gateless Checkpoint of the Zen Lineage

Chan Zong Wumen Guan (J. Mumonkan)

宗無門

By Wumen Huikai (1183-1260, J. Mumon Ekai)

 

Translated by Gregory Wonderwheel 2007

 

 

 

36 On the Path Meeting One Who Has Realized the Way

 

Wuzu said, "On the path meeting a realized person of the Way, do not use speech or silence to respond. Just say, what do you use to respond?

 

Wumen says: If within you are able to respond intimately, you do not hinder happy celebrating. Maybe you are not yet like that? Still, each one must dwell closely to clearly see.

 

The Ode says

On the path meeting a realized person of the Way,

Do not use speech or silence to respond.

A fist obstructs the jaw and splits the face.

Directly fall into the meeting and casually meet together.

 

 

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