Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an, this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
Later, when following the good teacher's guide, this monk...
THE MEANING OF THE SUTRAS AND THAT OF THE PATRIARCH
A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling: -What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch? The master replied: -When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
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