Two koans for your consideration. One that seems simple to understand. One that seems impossible.

When I hear, I see.  When I see, I hear.

 

Without thinking of good or evil, show me your original face before your mother and father were born.

 

Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Koan Study

The Book of Equanimity: Illuminating Classic Zen Koans

The Book of Equanimity: Illuminating Classic Zen Koans

Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Koan Study

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