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  One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master,
was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who
for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."

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AT THE FIRST CONTACT
CT:
At the first contact is your wisdom. After that, it would be a mess.

Visitor:
How does one reinvent his beginner's mind? MU

CT:
One does not need to reinvent anything. What he needs to do is to clear his own mess.

Visitor:
Wisdom, followed by knowledge and with wisdom being possible again. A hopeful message. Thank you. MU

ChonTri & Visitor 12/04/03


 



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