(English) Progress on the Path
“And how is that?” asked his master.
“I have forgotten about humaneness and righteousness.”
“Ah,” said his master. “Very good, but still not good enough.
Back to work.”
Then Yen Hui came before his master once again. “This time
I think I have it,” he said.
His master sighed. “What is it this time?” he asked.
“I have learned how to sit and forget.”
At this the master pricked up his ears. “What do you mean by
sitting and forgetting?” he asked.
“Well,” said Yen Hui. “I have learned to let go of my body,
quiet my mind, and become as one with the infinite. This is
what I call sitting and forgetting.”
“Aha,” said the master, bowing to Yen Hui. “I see you have indeed
attained the Way. Now it is my duty to follow after you.”
(Trad. Solala Towler)