True Form of Formlessness
Who can dare to quarrel over the right and wrong of sitting absent-minded all day?
He eats when hungry, drinks water when thirsty and goes to sleep when sleepy.
However, what is before his eyes is so clear that he never leaves this.
He changes clothes every season and makes his living by farming.
All the universe is at peace itself.
Taking the world as it is and putting down all thinking and knowledge,
what difficulty would he have?
What never moves amid constant movement
is larger than large things and smaller than small things.
True form of no form!
A stone woman bears a baby and a wooden man makes fire.
What principle is this?
I will tell you the answer
when the Han River in the east flows to mountains instead of to the sea
Written by Master Subul Sunim of Ahnkook Zen Center
Translated by Boo Ahm (Song Soo-kyong)
Monthly Magazine SEOUL(January 2009)