The First Principle

Zen Story, First Principle
The truth cannot be told.

Once an amateur enquired a Zen master, " Master, what is the first principle?" The Master replied without hesitation, " If I were to tell you, it will become the second principle?"

The truth or the first principle cannot be said as it is before and beyond the mind, leave alone words.

Story first published: Monday, August 24, 2009, 18:01 [IST]
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