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horizontal line A glance of World's tallest Amitabha Buddha in E. China -

The Donglin Buddha statue is seen at the Donglin Temple in Xingzi County of Jiujiang City, east China's Jiangxi Province on Nov.19, 2014. The bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha, which is 48...
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A random short story for you to ponder.
One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i.
The monk was dumbfound and withdrewn.
At the time, Te-shao, who was also in the assembly, was suddenly greatly awakened when heard
those words. He then presented Fa-yen the following verse:

"The summit of the peak of the mystic passover
Is not the human world;
Outside the mind, there are no things-
The eyes are filled with blue mountains."

Fa-yen gave him his seal and approval, and said: "This one verse alone can sustain my school.
In the future, kings will honor you. I am not equal to you."

Later, Te-shao appeared in the world as one of Fa-yen's successors, and was made as
a National Teacher by a king who had been a prince-student of Te-shao.

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Tsao-ch'i: referred where the Sith Patriarch Hui-neng resided, here meant Hui-neng's Ch'an.


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