The Nishijima Cross translation gives this version of the text:


Zen Master Shakky? Ez? of Bush? asks Zen Master Seid?
Chiz?,“Do you understand how to grasp space?”
Seid? says, “I understand how to grasp it.”
The master says, “How do you grasp it?”
Seid? clutches at space with his hand.
The master says, “You do not understand how to grasp space.”
Seid? says, “How do you grasp it, brother?”
The master grabs Seid?’s nostrils and pulls them.
Groaning with pain, Seid? says, “It is very brutal to yank a per-
son’s nostrils, but I have directly been able to get free.”
The master says, “Directly grabbing hold like this, you should
have got it from the beginning.”
Shakky?’s words “Do you understand how to grasp space?” ask
“Are you too ‘the thoroughly realized body as hands and eyes’?”Seid?
says, “I understand how to grasp it.” Space is one unadulterated mass, which,
once touched is then tainted.Since being tainted, “space has fallen to the
ground.”

As we are entertaining ourselves with ten thousand things to do, to dream about, to chase; as we imagine the truth to be found somewhere else, we neglect the very precious Koku of this-self-here-now. Getting hold of our nose is to get in touch with the only reality that matters. Everything else belongs to the realm of projection and illusion, we have to start where we live, in this space of being and practice and then we may unfold.

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