Blue Cliff Record, Case 87:
Yummen's Medicine and Disease Subdue Each Other
If only we could find the right time, the right place, be the right person--all of our problems would cease. Or so we think. In the beginning, we think our spiritual path is going to be the safe, quiet place where we won't encounter any difficulties.If we're practicing sincerely, it doesn't take long to realize that this isn't so. But what is difficulty? Where is the problem? If not for our afflictions and delusions, how could we ever find liberation?