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?
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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