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  Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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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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