You are the comander and you are the commanded

A zen monk used to call out loudly every morning, ’Bokuju, where are you?’ That was his own name. And he would answer, ’Yes sir? I am here.’

Then he would say, ’Bokuju, remember, another day is given. Be aware and alert and don’t be foolish!’ He would then say, ’Yes sir, I will try my best.’

And there was nobody else there! His disciples started thinking he had gone mad or something. But he was
playing a mono-drama.

And that’s how the inner situation is. You are the talker, you are the listener, you are the commander and you are the commanded. It is difficult because roles tend to get mixed, to overlap.


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