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  Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote... continue...

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BUDDHA NATURE? (MONKEY)
Posted on Apr.17.2009 @ 08:46PM EDT by chontri

Yangshan asked Zhongyi, "What is the meaning of buddha nature?"

Zhongyi said, " I'll tell you a simile: It's like putting a monkey in a room with six windows -
when someone outside calls it, 'Simian! Simian!' the monkey then responds.
In this way, when called through all six windows, it responds."

Yangshan said, "What about when the monkey is asleep?"
Zhongyi got right down from his seat, grabbed and held Yangshan and said,
"Simian, Simian, you and I see each other."

Thomas Cleary's translation

ChonTri 04/17/2009


 



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