Ancestor Dongshan Liangjie (807-869).

After some period of practice with Yunyan, just before departing to visit other teachers, Dongshan asked Yunyan,

“Later on, if I am asked to describe your reality, how should I respond?”

After a pause, Yunyan said, “Just this is it.”

Dongshan departed without further comment.

Later while wading across a stream, he looked down, saw his reflection, and awakened to the meaning of the previous exchange.

Comment by Master e

Where else are you going to find it?

Why are you searching for it anyways? How funny to see a Buddha looking for a Buddha.

Dongshan finally saw it in his own face. Right there in an instant.

Not thinking about it and there it was.

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