Zen Story: Getting Hold Of Emptiness

Sekkyo said to one of his monks, “Can you get hold of Emptiness?” “I’ll try,” said the monk, and he cupped his hand in the air. “That’s not very good,” said Sekkyo. “You haven’t got anything in there!” “Well, master,” said the monk, “please show me a better way.” Thereupon Sekkyo seized the monk’s nose and gave it a great yank. “Ouch!” yelled the monk. “You hurt me!”. “That’s the way to get hold of Emptiness!” said Sekkyo.

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