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Then he left him to go to many other places for more Zen enquiry.
However, he could not find any place that fitted him.
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THE GATELESS GATE - Chapter 34. Nansen's Reason Is Not the Way

三十四 智不是道

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南泉云、心不是佛、智不是道。
Nansen said, "Mind is not the Buddha, reason is not the Way."

Mumon's Comment 無門曰、
南泉可謂、老不識羞。

Nansen, growing old, had no shame.
纔開臭口、家醜外揚。
Just opening his stinking mouth, he let slip the family secrets.
然雖如是、知恩者少。
Yet there are very few who are grateful for his kindness.

Mumon's Verse 頌曰
天晴日頭出
雨下地上濕
盡情都説了
只恐信不及.
The sky clears, the sun shines bright,
The rain comes, the earth gets wet.
He opens his heart and expounds the whole secret,
But I fear he is little appreciated.

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