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  Phap Hien was a Vietnamese Zen master. He lived in the late 5th century and early the 6th century.
When he was a young monk at the Phap Van Temple he met Vinitaruci (?-594) who was one of the
successors of Seng-tsan, the Third Patriarch... continue...

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ON TEACHINGS
All the teachings are a means to help.
They are like medicine that's used to cure the sick people.
When the sick people are no longer sick,
The medicine may be stored and saved when needed,
Not to be put in a shrine to worship.

When one is not ok, he is driven by the teachings.
When he is ok, he drives the teachings.

ChonTri 07/21/2009


 



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