Where are we Going Now?

Where are we Going Now?

Master Dizang asked the visiting Buddhist philosopher Fayan, “Where are you going now?
Fayan answered, “I am resuming my pilgrimage.
Dizang asked, “Why do you go on pilgrimage?”
Fayan said, “I don’t know.”
Dizang said, “Not knowing is most intimate.”
Hearing these words, Fayan had an opening experience.
As can be understood in this story, Zen practice considers not knowing a very positive experience.

It is my personal favorite.  I sit with it often.

Where are we going