"But," asked Vaccha persistently, "when one who has this emancipation of mind (freed from self) dies, where does he go, where is he reborn?
The Buddha replied:
"The word 'reborn' does not fit the case."
"Then he is not reborn?"
WHAT IS NOT BUDDHA DHARMA?
A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said: -Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go. Niaowo asked: -Where will you go? -Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas. -Of Buddha dharmas, I got some. -Where is it? Niaowo pulled a thread out of his cloth sleeve, and asked: -Is this not a Buddha dharma?
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