Open Your Own Treasure House

Daiju visited the master Baso in China. Baso asked: “What do you seek?”

“Enlightenment”, replied Daiju.

“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked.

Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house?”

Baso answered: “ What you are asking is your treasure house”

Daiju was enlightened! Ever after he urged his friends: “Open your own treasure house and use those treasures”

Zen flesh, Zen bones. Paul Reps. Penguin. 1957

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