Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an, this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
Later, when following the good teacher's guide, this monk...
Posted on May.05.2013 @ 11:24PM EDTbyjustin
i bumbed around se asia for couple months (mostly by myself) late last year eary this year. i saw many things, experienced many things, but came to conclusion everything is similar, i avoided anywhere where tourists go.i can see them here if i want.
here on zenguide we often discuss the talking thing i can speak minimal Thai, and Laos, and at times it was frustrating but very rewarding to take away that safety net of communication. As when someone looses sight their hearing increases, i found my other perceptions increased i could understand many things just by understanding.
because we are all human that is our shared experience, when ever we discuss differences those differences are basically just variations on a theme and not very different at all.
i will go back soon, and after that i will go to the desert,