Two English translations of a Zen classic by
Zen Master Ikkyu

When you look at them, the monks have no knowledge, they don’t like to sit and meditate; without making any efforts, they admire utensils, adorn cushions—full of conceit, they make their reputation just by wearing the robe, but even wearing the robe of monkhood, they are surely just lay people in disguise.

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