Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an, this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
Later, when following the good teacher's guide, this monk...
CT AND JASBALLZ
Posted on Apr.14.2009 @ 12:20AM EDT by jasballz
my heart is full: full of what? gratitude for Chontri's teaching.
CT would say: "no teaching, just ordinary things!"
But I see how CT presents nothing to cling to and am enamored!
Even "turning phrase" or "Tagatha" or "Butso" are obstacles in CT's mind.
And he mysteriously presents the dhamma without [even] talking about it!
Via negativa? Talk to CT!
Even this poem he will reject as an object of attachment!
CT's way and Jasballz's way seem to him to be going in two entirely different directions!
Do they end up at the same place?
To CT : hopefully may you print out this as a gift from a child and hang it as a gift from a child somewhere in your perfect Pure Land! Now Jasballz is -truly- a chan newb and holds gratitude in his heart. reverent gassho to the ordinary man, CT.
Visitor: Jasballz 04/14/2009
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