The Buddhist Channel, Feb 14, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- In Zen teachings, one is taught to note “the coming and going of nothing”. Just as the sound that leaves the wooden fish the moment the paddle hits the block, Dharma learners are taught to relinquish any notion of permanence at any point which it arises. Like the sound that meanders away as the gong is hit, or the smoke that rises and disappears when incense is lit. They are taught to be aware of traces, and that too inherently will disappear.