Are stones and trees meditating?

IMG_20171103_142749.jpgIn a biography from the fifth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, Great Master Hungjen, we find a beautiful statement very powerful for the Huatou practitioners:

« At the moment when you are in the temple sitting in meditation, is your body also sitting in meditation beneath the trees of the mountain forests or not? Are earth, trees, tiles, and stones also able to sit in meditation or not?
Are earth, trees, tiles, and stones able to see forms and hear sounds, wear a robe and carry a bowl, or not?

May we all answer the great question without a single word!

Amituofo!

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