The Way

A person asking Ch’an Master Wei K’uan, “Where is the Way?”

“Right before your eyes.”

“Why do I not see it?”

“You do not see it because you have [the notion of] a self.”

“Because I have [the notion of] a self, I do not see it. Has the Master seen it?”

“[The notion of] ‘you,’ in addition to [the notion of] a self, further keeps you from seeing.”

“If there is neither [the notion of] ‘you’ nor [the notion of] a self, can it be seen?”

“If there is neither ‘you’ nor ‘a self,’ then who wants to see it?”

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