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Master Tozan was sick. A monk said, “Is there anyone who does not get sick?”
Tozan said, “There is.”
The monk said, “Does the one who does not get sick take care of you?”
Tozan said, “I take care of him.”
The monk said, “What happens when you take care of him?”
Tozan said, “Then no one is sick.”
- The Book of Equanimity, Case 94
Who is the one who does not get sick? And how do you, who get sick, take care of him or her? More importantly, when you are not sick, how do those who are sick take care of you? How is the nurse healed by the patient, and what happens to the sickness?