A student asked Master Joshu for instruction in finding the way.
Joshu said, “East, West, North, South.”

Though Joshu was a great master, he was, of course, completely lost.
When questioned he couldn’t find his way.
His ignorance could fill volumes.
These volumes could be called “A CompleteĀ Guide to the Way”.
What a joke that would be: volumes pointing to the finger rather than the moon.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be as clueless as this old master!
East, West, North, South.
Grandmotherly kindness.

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