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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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LOOKING AT THE SUN
Suppose there is a man who'd like looking at the sun, wherever he goes, he keeps looking for the sun and looks at it.

When he found the sun and looked at it - whatever kind of the sun it is - what else would he do?

Should he keep looking at the sun all the time or look at something else which exists on this earth?

If he keeps his eyes toward the sun all the time, does he see anything else except for the sun?

If he keeps doing so non-stop at all, some day his eyes will not be able to see anything at all, even the sun.

Therefore, if he wants to see anything else he should turn his back to the sun and he will see the Wholeness of Life on this earth.

ChonTri 11/05/03


 



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