One day, Chang-sha Ching-tsen (d. 868), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an masters, wandered in the mountain. When he was back just at the gate of the temple, the head monk asked him:
-Where have you been, Sir?
Posted on Dec.12.2016 @ 06:15PM EDTby---T e
Not only, you know, counting-breathing practice. Just to-- to have good breathing is difficult enough. And we say-- Dogen Zenji says-- excuse me [drinks water]: “After all, what is your inhaling and exhaling? After all, what is it? Therefore, there is no self.” “After all, what is it? What is the exhaling and what is the inhaling? After all, what is it?” Therefore it is-- maybe if you write this sentence, you know: “After all, what is-- after all [laughs, laughter], what is it?”-- you know, and question mark, and many dots. “And so there is no self.” “After all,” you know, “who you are?.............”-- you know, question mark, and many dots. “So there is no self.”