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  Ta-mei Fa-chang (752-839) was a Chinese Ch'an master. After he got awakened under
the Great master Ma-tsu Tao-i (709-788), he went to the Ta-mei mountain and resided there.
One day there was a traveling monk who got lost in the Ta-mei... continue...

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FIRE & HAND
The fire does not intend to come to contact the hand;
The hand does not intend to reach out to contact the fire, either.
But when the man named Woodsman put his naked hand into the fire;
It gets extremely hot like hell and blistered really bad.
In crying, he ran out to share his burned experience with others.
Some would give him a vaseline bandage,
Some would give him a sigh,
Some would give him a laugh.
But none of them wants to have any experience like that,
because they already knew and sweared never touch fire again.

ChonTri 08/10/2004


 



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