In the mid-1980’s Soen Sa Nim was on the road so much that he is answered much of his correspondence with post cards. The following is a sample:
Dear Soen Sa Nim,
I have been asking myself the question, what am I?
Please tell me, what are you?
Thank you very much.
Thank you for your letter. How are you?
You asked me, what am I? I say to you, you already understand. Look at the ground. What do you see? What do you hear now? You must open your eyes and ears. Also you must attain your true self. Then you will not have to ask about me.
I hope you only go straight don’t know, which is clear like space, soon believe your eyes and ears, get Enlightenment and save all beings from suffering.
Yours in the Dharma,
Soen Sa Nim