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.
IT'S USED EVERYDAY BUT NOT KNOWN
When Gensha Shibi, a Chinese Zen master, and a general were eating cakes together, the general asked: - What is it that's used everyday but not known? The master handed a piece of cake to the general and said: - Eat this piece of cake. The general ate the piece of cake, then repeated the question. The master said: -That's what's used everyday but not known.
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