a. People go to wild places to search for their true nature. When you do this, where is your true nature?
—Pacific Zen Miscellaneous Koans, Case 73a (1st of Doushuai’s Three Barriers)
“We go to wild places in search of our self-nature, looking in the darkness of the tall grasses of abandoned places. Now, honored ones, where is your self-nature when you are searching for your self-nature?”
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