Returning To The Core – Day Four

Stripped free of flesh and hide,
All that remains is the core of truth*.

Han-shan, AKA Cold Mountain. *see comments

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  1. *When a monk asked the Zen Master Ma-tsu what enlightenment he had achieved, he replied,
    Stripping away all flesh and hide, I have only a single truth.
    (Ma-tsu yu-lu, in Ssu-chia yu-lu.)

    The translation I’ve been using is by Burton Watson, published by Columbia University Press, 1970.

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