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Emperor Wu of Liang asked Mahasattva Fu to explain the Diamond Sutra.
Fu went up to the teaching seat. He shook the lectern and immediately came down.
The Emperor was startled.
Duke Zhi asked, “Your Majesty, do you understand?”
“No, I don’t.”
“Mahasattva Fu has finished explaining the sutra.”
—Blue Cliff Record Case 67
(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)
Note: Mahasattva Fu was a revered lay practitioner
What is the heart of any big question? We are swimming in a sea of uncertainty and the mind wants to fill in the blanks. Yet our questions are much smaller than what’s on offer, what’s possible as an answer—the whole universe might be doing something through me.