Thought Itself

The History of Philosophy, Logic & The Mind with Eric Gerlach



Mazu Says Your Fist Is A Hand

Mazu Daoyi Zen Chan master

The Tang dynasty Zen master Mazu (709 – 788), famed for shouting, striking his students and giving them strange, uncommon answers to questions, one said:

When you make a fist with your hand,

your fist is nothing but the hand.

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