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."
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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