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Lions Roar : May 2006
SOMEONE ASKED ZEN MASTER SEUNG SAHN, “What do you think about the beginning of this world?” “The beginning of this world came from your mouth. Ha ha ha ha! Do you understand?” The student was silent. “Then I will explain: what is this world? You must under– stand that point first. You make time, space, cause and effect. In three seconds, when you asked that question, you made this whole world. Physics used to teach that time and space, and cause and effect, are absolutes. But modern physics teaches that time, space, and cause and effect are subjective. So you make this whole world, and you make your time and space.” The student said, “I still don’t understand.” SEUNG SAHN was the first Korean Zen master to live and teach in the West. He was founding teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen, an international organization of more than one hundred centers and groups. Seung Sahn died in 2005. This article is excerpted from a new book of his teachings, Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake, to be published in August by Shambhala. Bodhidharma, founder of the Zen lineage, is said to have described Zen this way: “A special transmission outside the scriptures / Not depending on words and letters / Pointing directly to the human mind / Seeing into one’s nature and attaining buddhahood.” There’s no better example of Zen’s direct, penetrating spirit than these exchanges between the late SEUNG SAHN —one of the great Zen masters to have lived and taught in the United States—and his students. seung sahn on Zen You Already Understand! SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2006 73