Desperate, the end is cut a finger (according to other versions an arm) and submitted it to Bodhidharma as evidence of his sincerity. Without hesitation Edward Minskoff explained all about the problem. Then Bodhidharma finally asked him what he wanted to. I have no peace in my spirit hsin said Hui-k or. I pray that you pacifiques. Bring your spirit here and put it before me Bodhidharma replied and I apaciguare you. But when I look for my spirit can’t find said Hui-k o. There have replied at once Bodhidharma.
Already I have allayed your spirit. At that moment Hui-k or experienced her awakening, the tun-wu or satori, this dialogue is considered the first example of the characteristic zen method of instruction wen-ta (Japanese: mondo), or questions and answers, which sometimes is called the zen tale. Zen training tends leads the human being to the full awakening using the way of intuition. As other branches of Buddhism, Zen aims to awaken, to the release through the awakening, to the attainment of satori or kensho. It is a path or road of liberation in which plays a fundamental role the attention. The vigilant at every moment of our life, capturing in its depth what happens inside and outside ourselves, concentrated in our activity and with an internal state active and receptive. More than any other school of Eastern mysticism, Zen is convinced that words can never expresar the ultimate truth, and do so because our language is only the means or instrument for expressing concepts.
The transcendent reality cannot be expressed with words, as says the Tao Te King, the tao which is expressed with words is not the true Tao. That is why it is important to cultivate a listening mode in which the words charged an inner meaning and are not only expressions of concepts. This way special and not accustomed to hear is the inner silence which is the gateway to the zen state.