Well - What is it ?

Layman John had been given a rare opportunity. Master Hsing Yat, believing that no mere Englishman could meditate, had none the less approved of John’s sitting and permitted a very rare interview. All the monks were jealous. What was Layman John to ask? He remembered his own teacher’s emphasis on method so he asked “Can you tell me what your method is?”

“Method?”  Almost shouted the Master as if it were a dirty word. “That!” and he pointed to a Chinese scroll hanging on the wall. The characters read “ Diamond Sutra.”

“How?” responded Layman John

“Like so,” responded Master Hsing Yat pointing to another scroll, which read -What is it?