One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master, was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."
THE SECOND LIVING TRUTH
Here, again, is the suffering of living with desparation because one is unable to obtain something he wants and fights for it; living with something he does not want to have and keep; living without someone he loves and wants to be with; living with someone he hates and does not want to be with. ....ad infinitum.
This second living truth is also called "the Suffering Gathering Truth" or looking around to see and recognize suffering in beings and things, to see the root of all beings' suffering.
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