In Buddhism it’s was an ancient tradition for the different sects to hold yearly debates and see who was the most enlightened.
One year the debate was between a Zen master and a simple Tibetan monk, the money was on the master.
With a dramatic flourish the Zen master removed an orange from the sleeve of his robe. And in a booing voice asked the little monk…
Zen is all about questioning the true meaning of things in order to see them with the pure vision and awareness of the enlightened mind.
The little Tibetan monk stared up at the master with a blank expression.
The master repeated the question confident that the superior depth of the Zen mind had stumped the Tibetan.
The little monk turned and asked the audience…
So often in our attempt to explore the spiritual depths we forfeit the simple innate ability to see with consummate clarity.