Open Your Own Treasure House
DAIJU VISITED the master Baso in China. Baso asked: “What do you seek?”
“Enlightenment,” replied Daiju.
“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside,” Baso asked.
Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house?”
Baso answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house.”
Daiju was enlightened! Ever after, he urged his friends: “Open your own treasure house and use those treasures.”
from 101 Zen Stories
As printed in Zen Flesh, Zen Bones