A monk asked Ummon: `What is Buddha?' Ummon answered him:
Mumon's Comment: It seems to me Ummon is so poor he cannot distinguish the taste of
one food from another, or else he is too busy to write readable
letters. Well, he tried to hold his school with dried dung. And
his teaching was just as useless.
In one blink of your eyes
You have missed seeing.
A Zen koan from the classic collection The Gateless Gate.
Original transcription by Ben Walter and Adam Fuller of iBiblio.