history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Saturday Aug 02 2014 02:31AM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping
the court of the monastery, a man asked him:
-Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep?
Chao-chou replied:
-It came... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  STORIES, BOOKS & MEDIA
» koans, stories & words   » zen readings   » recommended books   » book reviews   » art & prints   » audio, videos, DVD's
grey dot

WHERE THERE IS BUDDHA, DO NOT STAY!
When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
Chao-chou asked:
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
Chao-chou stood up his duster and said:
-Where there is Buddha, do not stay; where there is no Buddha, run away as fast as you can.
Don't be in error to give Buddha dharma to someone who is three thousand miles far away.

...........
Note:
CT has no talents to create anything at all. One thing he could do is to mimic.
And he's going to mimic Chao-chou in saying something like this:

-Where there is Buddha-nature, do not stay;
where there is no Buddha-nature, run away as fast as you can.
-Where there is Shunyata, do not stay;
where there is no Shunyata, run away as fast as you can.

-Where there is God, do not stay;
where there is no God, run away as fast as you can.
The same with Brahma, Allah, YHWH, etc...

Also, don't be in error to come and give CT your views or theories about any of what
mentioned above or ask him about them, because he knows nothing about any of them.


 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this JAPANESE SCHOOL - CALLIGRAPHY
by
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
s
.
t
.
o
.
r
.
i
.
e
.
s
.
,
.

.
b
.
o
.
o
.
k
.
s
.

.
&
.

.
m
.
e
.
d
.
i
.
a
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °