It Means What It Means

The great Zen master once invited a court official to tea. After the customary greetings the official said, “I do not wish to squander this opportunity of spending some time in the presence of so great a Master. Tell me, what does it mean when they say that inspite of our having it in our daily life we do not see it?”

The Zen master offered the man a piece of cake. Then he served him his tea. After eating and drinking, the official, thinking that the Master had not heard his first sentence, repeated the question.

“Yes, of course,” said the Master. “This is what it means. That we do not see it even though we have it in our daily life.”

Those who know, do not say
Those who say, do not know.
The wise are therefore silent.
The clever speak, the stupid argue.