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  Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master.
As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng.
After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
He paid a vist... continue...

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MOUNTAIN FLOWERS VALLEY STREAMS
A monk asked Ta-lung - a Chinese Ch'an master:
-The physical body will decompose, what about the hard and fast Dharma body?
Ta-lung replied:
-The mountain flowers bloom like brocade,
the valley streams are blue like indigo.


 



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