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  Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one
master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind,
Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist.
... continue...

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GOAL & POLE
When a goal is set
The eyes of the one who set the goal
keep looking at it
all of his lifetime.

This is like an ox that is tied
to a pole driven into an empty space
with an invisible rope.

If human problems could be solved by this way,
none of them could be existing on this earth for millions of years ago.

ChonTri 10/15/03


 



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