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  Posted on Aug.17.2009 @ 07:39PM EDT by chontri

O monks, even if you have insight that is pure and clear but you cling to
it, fondle it and treasure it, depend on it and are attached to it, then you
do not understand... continue...

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CHAO-CHOU ASKED FOR THE DIRECTION
When a monk was traveling on the road, he met an old woman, and asked:
-I would like to know which way that leads to Chao-chou, would you please give me the direction?
The old waman replied:
-Just go straight, don't make any left turn or right turn.
When the monk met Chao-chou, he said:
On the road comming here, I met an old woman, it seemed that she understood Ch'an very well.
Chao-chou said:
-Let me see the old woman and test her for you.
Chao-chou then went to see the old woman. When he met her, he asked:
-I would like to know which way that leads to Chao-chou, would you please give me the direction?
She replied:
-Just go straight, don't make any left turn or right turn.
When Chao-chou was back to his place, he said to the monk:
-The old woman did not know at all. It was that Chao-chou stood right in front of her, wasn't it?


 



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