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Salt and Sauce (EV61)

KOAN:

Once, there were great troubles in the land, and the teacher had no news of Mazu in the twenty years since he had gone off to start his own place. So the teacher sent someone to ask, “How are you?”

Mazu told him, “It’s been twenty years of temporary getting-by but I’ve never lacked salt and sauce.”

—Entangling Vines Case 61