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  When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master
Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
Hsing-k'ung replied:
-Suppose... continue...

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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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