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“My Dharma is Very Expensive”

Once a student came to Zen Master Hyang Bong and said, “Master, please teach me the Dharma.”

Hyang Bong said, “I’m sorry, but my Dharma is very expensive.”

“How much does it cost?”

“How much can you pay?”

The student put his hand into his pocket and took out some coins. “This is all the money I have.”

“Even if you offered me a pile of gold as big as a mountain.” said Hyang Bong, “my Dharma would still be too expensive.”

So the student went off to practice Zen. More…