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  A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
-Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go.
Niaowo asked:
-Where will you go?
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas.
-Of... continue...

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In talking to you, dear friends, the d.o.m. has created some mouth-karma. Tonight, he'd like to recite a couple of lines from the Dhammapada of the Buddha:

"Better than a thousand hollow words
Is one word that brings peace."

And he'd like to add a line here:
"Better than a thousand imaginary pictures of mind
Is one real thing that brings light."

ChonTri 12/02/01


 



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