When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
May whoever believe in Buddhism together with their family members, relatives, friends, teachers, and masters...see their own-nature, attain Buddha-hood, become Bodhisattvas or Buddhas as they ever wish, at the same time enter Nirvana and live their blissful life forever.
May whoever believe in Christianity together with their family members, relatives, friends, bothers and sisters, preachers, and priests...see their God as they ever pray to, at the same time, fly into the Kigndom of Heaven, and live their heavenly life eternally.
And the same with whoever believe in Hinduism, together with their gurus attain awareness, cosmic consciousness... be forever with their Brahma... and also the same whoever believe in Muslim, together with their rabbis or rumis attain all the sweet love...be eternally with their Allah.
ChonTri voluntarily vows to be here in this world which is called the world of "samsara" or the world of "hells" or whatsoever world it might be called...to live with any thing or being around him moment by moment in tranquility and harmony without end.
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