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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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Posted on Mar.30.2009 @ 08:39PM EDT by chontri

When one does not know what his Buddha nature is or what it looks like,
but he tries saying something like this:
- Buddha nature knows everything, or
- Buddha nature knows nothing, or
- Buddha nature is like this, or
- Buddha nature is like that, or
- Buddha nature is such, etc...

or when one is not awakened yet, but he tries saying something like this:
- An awakened one knows everything, etc...

All of those types of sayings are just an assumption or presumption, no more no less.

ChonTri 03/30/2009


 



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