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  One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or
independent of it or the owner of it.
The same with ear and all the other senses, including the mind.
Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or
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MAN OF WISDOM DOES NOT REALIZE TAO
One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master,
who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked:
-From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean?
The master replied:
-One goes to the farm and harvests everyday, but the storage is always empty.
-I do not understand.
-The sun and the moon are ever bright, but clouds arise and cover.
Then the master gave this verse:
"A man of wisdom did not realize Tao.
A man of delusion realized Tao.
One who is sleeping soundly
does not know what is fale or what is true."


 



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