Square or Circle

A monk asked, “What about when there is neither a square nor a circle?”

Chao-chu said, “Neither square nor circle.”

The monk said, “When things are like that, what about it?”

The master said, “Either square or circle.”

James Green, The Recorded Sayings of Master Joshu

referenced by Audrey Yoshiko Seo, Enso, Zen Circles of Enlightment