Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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.
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