Correct situation, correct relationship, correct function.
A dharma teacher speaks about this, but I still can’t understand it. I’m not there yet.
In The Compass of Zen, Zen Master Seung Sahn wrote about this in “The Ninth Gate,” pages 382-387. First he retold the story of Nam Cheon and the cat. It’s a koan, and I don’t know the answer. I don’t like it, because the cat dies in the story. (Also, I’m working on another koan, and probably I shouldn’t be confusing myself with two koans at once.)
Correct situation, correct relationship, correct function. This is when thought and action become one, like releasing the arrow in kyudo practice. You see and you know and you act.
I am so far away from this. That’s okay — it’s not a problem.