Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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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