I Do Not Understand Buddhism

teaching Sep 07, 2023

A monk asked the Sixth Ancestor, Hui Neng, "Who has inherited the spirit of the Fifth Ancestor?"

Hui Neng answered, "One who understands Buddhism."

"Have you inherited it?"

"No" replied Hui Neng, " I have not."

"Why have you not?" asked the monk.

"Because I do not understand Buddhism." Hui Neng replied.