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THE GATELESS GATE - Chapter 09. Daitsu Chisho Buddha

九 大通智勝
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興陽讓和尚、因僧問、大通智勝佛、十劫坐道場、佛法不現前、不得成佛道時如何。
A monk asked Koyo Seijo, "Daitsu Chisho Buddha sat in zazen for ten kalpas and could not attain Buddhahood. He did not become a Buddha. How could this be?"
讓曰、其問甚諦當。
Seijo said, "Your question is quite self-explanatory."
僧云、既是坐道場、爲甚麼不得成佛道。
The monk asked, "He meditated so long; why could he not attain Buddhahood?"
讓曰、爲伊不成佛。
Seijo said, "Because he did not become a Buddha."

Mumon's Comment
無門曰、只許老胡知、不許老胡會。
I allow the barbarian's realization, but I do not allow his understanding.
凡夫若知、既是聖人。
When an ignorant man realizes it, he is a sage.
聖人若會、既是凡夫。
When a sage understands it, he is ignorant.

Mumon's Verse 頌曰
了身何似了心休
了得心□身不愁
若也身心倶了了
神仙何必更封候
Better emancipate your mind than your body;
When the mind is emancipated, the body is free,
When both body and mind are emancipated,
Even gods and spirits ignore worldly power.

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