Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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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