When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master: -How should one practice Tao? The Zen master replied: -Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired. The Vinaya master said: -Most people do that. The Zen master explained: -No, no, not so. When they eat, they do not want to just eat but think of this or that; when they go to sleep, they do not want to just sleep but think of this or that.
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