Zen Sammich #147 | “What Does ‘Kill the Buddha’ Mean?”

Season 3 | Episode 147
15m | Sep 27, 2023

An enigmatic saying rooted in traditional Zen goes this way: “If you see the Buddha on the road, kill him.” 

This saying essentially means, “Don’t get too attached to the idea of having all the right answers.”

A little bit different, somewhat more “academic” look at Zen in this episode. Yet, amongst the jargon and history lesson, there is a down-to-earth practical message to take away as well.

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