Question

Does the Master remember the Dojo of Cuba? Why doesn't he come or doesn't he send a pillar? If anybody, discouraged, came to see you to request you to purify him of his sins, What you would do?

Answer from Master Kosen

One never makes in assumption the same answers as in a real situation. Sometimes a situation is imagined: "it would say this to me, I would answer him that..." and the day when life places you in the situation in question, it never occurs as you had thought it would. It is in this way which one says that Zen is not intellectual, but real.

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