One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master, was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."
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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