March 29th, 2020
So Sahn (1520-1604)
If you attain the truth within your own mind, then even the senseless chitchat in the streets and markets are like the Dharma speech of a great teacher, and even a chirping bird or the wail of an animal express truth. For this very reason, when Zen Master Pao-chi heard the crying of bitter mourning, he awakened to his own mind and danced joyfully. And Zen Master Pao-shou was suddenly enlightened to his true nature by the sight of a street fight!