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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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THE DICHOTOMY OF ZEN
Visitor:
I hear from the forum that Zen has no structure, no absolutes, and no rules. Yet I see solutions offered on the forum which rely on black bean Buddhism. Can you guys (and lady) have it both ways?

CT:
If one can see things as-they-are, there is no such a thing called dichotomy of Zen or black bean Buddhism at all. All the words have been said are a means to help, no more no less. However, if one would like to run after words, of course, he could do what he wants.

Visitor & CT 10/29/03


 



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