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  A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
-Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go.
Niaowo asked:
-Where will you go?
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas.
-Of... continue...

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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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