When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
‘It is the single (nature of ) mind
which encompasses all of Samsara and Nirvana. Even though its inherent nature
has existed from the very beginning, you have not recognized it.
(Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness)