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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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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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