The Way

A person asking Ch'an Master Wei K'uan, "Where is the Way?"
"Right before your eyes."
"Why do I not see it?"
"You do not see it because you have [the notion of] a self."
"Because I have [the notion of] a self, I do not see it. Has the Master seen it?"
"[The notion of] 'you,' in addition to [the notion of] a self, further keeps you from seeing."
"If there is neither [the notion of] 'you' nor [the notion of] a self, can it be seen?"
"If there is neither 'you' nor 'a self,' then who wants to see it?"