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  Phap Hien was a Vietnamese Zen master. He lived in the late 5th century and early the 6th century.
When he was a young monk at the Phap Van Temple he met Vinitaruci (?-594) who was one of the
successors of Seng-tsan, the Third Patriarch... continue...

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WHAT IS THE ALL?
The Buddha once taught the Bhikkhus about the All:

"I will teach you the All. Listen closely. What is the All? It is eye and visible object,
ear and sound, nose and scent, tongue and taste, body and feelings, mind and ideas.
This is the All.

If anyone says, "This All is not enough. I will claim another All," can it be done?
The speaker might believe it can, but he will not be able to show another All."

[from "Samyutta Nikaya" edited by Anne Bancroft.]


 



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