Chan Zong Wumen Guan (J. Mumonkan)
By Wumen Huikai (1183-1260, J. Mumon Ekai)
Translated by Gregory Wonderwheel © 2007
45. Who Is the Other?
Practice master Zu of East Mountain said, "Śākya and Maitreya are like servants of another. Just say, who is the other?"
Wumen says: Also, if you are able to see the answer to “the other,” it is an instance of running into and seeing your intimate father at a crossroads whose resemblance has changed, you need not question if he is a different other person saying he “is” or “is not.”
The Ode says:
The other’s bow, do not draw;
The other’s horse, do not ride;
The other’s wrongs, do not judge;
The other’s business, do not direct.
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