The twenty-fourth patriarch was the Venerable Simha. He asked the twenty-third patriarch, "I want to seek the Way What concerns should I have?" The Patriarch said, "If you want to seek the Way, there is nothing to be concerned about." The master said, "If I have no concerns, who carries out Buddha activities?" The Patriarch said, "If you have some business, these are not merits. If you do nothing, this is Buddha activity. A scripture says, 'The merits I have achieved are not mine."' Hearing these words, the master entered the wisdom of the Buddhas.

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Questions to zen Master Kosen

Boddidharma, buddhist monk

Master Kosen

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