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Linji's Blockhead


Followers of the way, the teaching of the Buddhas calls for no special undertakings. Just act ordinary. No need to try to do anything in particular. Move your bowels, piss, get dressed, eat your meal, and when you’re tired, sleep.

People who try to do something about what is outside themselves are nothing but blockheads.

If wherever you are, you take the role of host, then whatever spot you stand in will be a true one.