A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
RIVER AND LAKE
Posted on Apr.21.2009 @ 09:36PM EDT by chontri
River or lake is without intention to trick anyone. However, people did not know where river or lake is deep and dangerous. Therefore, they'd fall into it and get drown in there. And they'd say that the river (or the lake) tricked me.
The same with the words of the man of no one. They are very plain and simple, without any intention to trick any body. But people did not understand or misunderstood them, they got wrong or bad meaning from their own thinking and they'd say that the man of no one tricked me
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