Who is that other? Andrew Tootell October 4th 2014

The Gateless Gate, Case 45 Shakyamuni and Maitreya are servants of another

The Main Case

Wu-tsu said, Shakyamuni and Maitreya are servants of another. Tell me, who is that other?

Commentary

If you can see this other and distinguish him or her clearly, then it is like encountering your father at the crossroads. You will not need to ask somebody whether or not you're right.

Verse

Don't draw another's bow;
don't ride another's horse;
don't discuss another's faults;
don't explore another's affairs.

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