My oldest daughter gave me this book a couple of years ago for Christmas. She is not a Christian, she is a Wiccan. She gave this Zen Buddhist master’s book. If you’re confused by this turn of events I am too. But no matter the book came to me by someone’s G-d’s providence. I’ll accept that because I’ve learned not to put G-d in a box. He won’t stay there.
I first came across Buddhism in 1976 while in Korea. I was intrigued by the Buddhist monk, Head of the largest monastery in Korea begging for a meal. I struck up a conversation. Well now this book showed up and I just had to read it. Insights galore. Wonderfully presented, in a pleasing and captivating way.
I’ll only relate one insight from his book . I finally understand the full (?) meaning of the phrase “When the student is ready the teacher will appear”. It amazes me that there is insight within insight like gazing into a pool. First the surface, then the colored fish, next the camouflaged life, the bottom and finally the reflection of the trees.
The book is like this; and oh, by the way, the phrase is a koan.
Be sure to read this one maybe you’ll begin to see the reflection of the koan staring back at you. (I have a smile at the last when you read the book you may understand this—gibberish(?).
Oh, and gratitude to my daughter who in her Wiccan way did my G-d’s