A monk asked Nansen: “Is there a teaching no master ever preached before?”
Nansen said: “Yes, there is.”
“What is it?” asked the monk.
Nansen replied: “It is not mind, it is not Buddha, it is not things.”
Mumon’s comment: Old Nansen gave away his treasure-words. He must have been greatly upset.
Nansen was too kind and lost his treasure.
Truly, words have no power.
Even though the mountain becomes the sea,
Words cannot open another’s mind.