the teaching pipe

many years ago in a place far from here , a man went to a great master of the path to visit him. he found the master smoking a pipe . to show his knowledge the man said : ” after some study i’ve concluded that the world does not exist , we does not exist , the path does not exist , nothing exist ! the reality does not exist!”. the master was smoking his pipe silently . suddenly he hit the man head with the pipe. the man was really angry for that. the master said: “if nothing exists, where this anger come from ?”

saying that reality is an illusion doesn’t mean that things doesn’t happen.

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this old Koan show us how difficult can be the explanation of reality. if you read it with attention , you will notice that the master doesn’t deny the non existence of reality . he just hit (literally) the right spot making the man notice that the origin of all is in our mind . reality exist ? maybe is just an illusion , but we perceive it so for us is real. what is the demonstration that reality is real ? what is the definition of “reality”  & “real”, in the end ?  the answer ? reality is empty of existence , but we perceive it with our mind  that is equivalent on saying  that our mind originate our reality . confused ? every answer about what is real and unreal cannot be expressed completely in words , so must be a confused answer.  but with direct experience you can find the complete answer . And for sure the answer is in your mind. oh yes, i know, too complicate . don’t try to find the answer , try to be inspired.

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