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  Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an,
this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
Later, when following the good teacher's guide, this monk... continue...

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THREE BLOWS OF STICK
Visitor:
Waddya think? Here's a try:
A zen monk approached the roshi of her retreat and asked:
"When sitting I should just sit. When eating I should just eat. What is it that decides to eat?"

What did the teacher reply?

CT:
Three blows of stick.

ChonTri 10/21/03


 



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