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  When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
Chao-chou asked:
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
Chao-chou stood... 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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