One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master, who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked:
-From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean?
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Dropping the views of being but clinging to the views of nothing, this is like the sun in the east that gets clouded on itself. [Hui-neng] Dropping the views of nothing but clinging to the views of being, this is like the moon in the west that gets clouded on itself. When mixing the views of being with the views of nothing, the sun and the moon get double clouded.
Note: The sun shines at midnight, no place is not bright.
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