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A PATH TO ZEN GATE
One day, a monk traveled into the mountain where Gensha Shibi resided
to see the Zen master and study Zen with him. The monk said to Gensha:
-I am a new comer, please be kind to tell me where I can enter the Zen gate.
Gensha asked:
-On the path you came here, you passed a brook, didn't you?
The monk replied:
-Yes, I did.
Gensha asked again:
-You heard the sound of running water, didn't you?
The monk answered:
-Yes, I did.
Gensha said:
-At the place where you heard the sound of running water is the path leading to the Zen gate.


 



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