Blue Cliff Record, Case 53 (adapted)

The Case When Master Baso and Hyakujo were out walking, a flock of ducks flew overhead. Baso said “where have the ducks gone?”. Hyakujo replied “they have flown away”. Baso grabbed Hyakujo’s nose and twisted it, causing him to cry out in pain. Commentary: In what way was Hyakujo’s answer deficient, if it was? Well, … Continue reading Blue Cliff Record, Case 53 (adapted)