Open Your Own Treasure House: A Zen Parable
Daiju visited the master Baso in China. Baso asked: “What do you seek?”
“Enlightenment,” replied Daiju.
“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked.
Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house?”
Baso answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house”
Daiju was enlightened! Ever after he urged his friends: “Open your own treasure house and use those treasures.”
Reps, Paul. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection Of Zen And Pre-Zen Writings (p. 54). Pickle Partners Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Open Your Own Treasure House is found in STEP 5 of the Seven Steps to Lasting Peace and Joy of the Website.