Seeing and Opening

"Is there such a thing as One Minute Wisdom?"

"There certainly is," said the master.

"But surely one minute is too brief?"

"It is fifty-nine seconds too long."
To his puzzled disciples the master later said,
"How much time does it take to catch sight of the moon?"

"Then why all these years of spiritual endeavor?"

"Opening one's eyes may take a lifetime. Seeing is done in a flash."

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