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  Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one
master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind,
Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist.
... continue...

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HE WHO PERCEIVES
He who perceives kensho as kensho, satori as satori, a part as a part,
the One as the One, etc... Having perceived kensho as kensho, satori
as satori, a part as a part, the One as the One, ect..., he conceives
himself as kensho, himself as satori, himself as the part, himself as the
One, ect..., he conceives kensho to be his, satori to be his, the part to
be his, the One to be his, he delights in kensho, he delights in satori,
he delights in the part, he delights in the One, etc... Why is that?
Because he has not fully understood it.

(Adapted from "Majjhima Nikaya" of the Buddha)


 



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