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  Tri Bao was the Vietnamese Zen master of the 10th generation of the linage of Vo Ngon Thong.
When he did not realize yet the Tao, he happened meeting a Zen monk. The Zen monk asked him:
- Where did you come from when you were born,... continue...

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YAO-SHAN ASCENDED HIS SEAT
One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master,
was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who
for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."

When everyone was together in the hall and ready to listen to him, he immediately descended
the seat and went back to his quarter. The host of the monastery followed him and asked:
-Sir, you promised to give the community a sermon, why you did not speak any words like this?
Yao-shan replied:
-If the community want to hear about the sutras, they have sutra-teachers;
if they want to hear about the sastras, they have sastra-teachers,
there is no reason to blame this old monk.


 



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