When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
BODY-N-MIND AS BODY-N-MIND
Apart from this body-n-mind, nowhere else the consciousness can be.
When one is in ignorance, his body-n-mind is the one of ignorance. When he's indulging in desires, his body-n-mind is the one of desires. When he is in anger or hatred, his body-n-mind is the one of anger or hatred. When he is awakened, his body-n-mind is the one of awakening.
What one needs to do is to be aware and awake at every moment. When the mutation occurs in him, everything immediately falls in its place.
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