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  Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one
master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind,
Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist.
... continue...

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JUST FOLLOW THE FLOW.
Ta-mei Fa-chang (752-839) was a Chinese Ch'an master. After he got awakened under
the Great master Ma-tsu Tao-i (709-788), he went to the Ta-mei mountain and resided there.
One day there was a traveling monk who got lost in the Ta-mei mountain and unexpectedly saw
the Ch'an master. The monk asked:
-How long have you been here, Sir?
Fa-chang replied:
-I've only seen the green mountain turns into the yellow one.
The monk then asked:
-Would you please give me the direction to go out of this mountain?
Fa-chang replied:
-Just follow the flow.


 



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