Tuesday, September 22, 2015

禅宗公案 Zen Koan – 自伞自度 Own Umbrella Succour Self

Source: 自伞自度

A believer was standing under the roof to shelter from the rain, he called out loudly to a passing Zen Master walking pass with an umbrella:
Zen master! Succour a sentient being please! How about bring me a distance?

ZM said: I am in the rain and you are under the roof, there is no rain under the roof, you do not need me to succour.
Believer immediately walked out from under the roof and standing in the rain, said: Now I am also in the rain, should succour me already!
ZM: I am also in the rain, you are also in the rain, I don't get rain upon because have umbrella, you get rain upon because don't have umbrella.
Thus, not I succour you but the umbrella succour me, if you want to be succour, no need to look for me, please go find umbrella yourself!
After saying these, ZM walked away!    
Having own umbrella then won't get rain upon, having your own true inherent buddha nature, should not be misled by Mara.

On rainy days don't bring umbrella and thinking to get others to help self, that is do not find own's true inherent buddha nature at all times and expect others to succour self.

Don't use own's treasures, always thinking of others', how to be truly satisfied?

Own Umbrella Succour Self, Own nature succour self, all matters seek from self; ZM refused to lend umbrella, this is ZM's great kindness and compassion.


Dear all, 
This story is what GM Lu has been stressing all the time: DIY!

GM Lu said that NO ONE can help you cultivate to Buddhahood but yourself!

Human nature is just greedy and lazy to put in due efforts, agree?

The Zen stories shared?

They are for you to go figure them out!

Don't seek answers from me! :)

Bear in mind too that GM Lu said: Enlightenment has no answers!


If you have been paying due attention to GM Lu's sharings, you will not have to go seek answers from anyone!

The Key is that You have all you need within, Find It!

Cheers all.

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef


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