Joshu asked Nansen: `What is the path?'
Nansen said: `Everyday life is the path.'
Joshu asked: `Can it be studied?'
Nansen said: `If you try to study, you will be far away from it.'
Joshu asked: `If I do not study, how can I know it is the path?'
Nansen said: `The path does not belong to perception, nor does it belong to nonperception. Cognition is a delusion and noncognition is senseless. If you want to reach the true path, place yourself in the same freedom as sky. You name it neither good nor not-good.'
At these words Joshu was enlightened.