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...
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.
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