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  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."

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TO SEE BEYOND THIS CONDITIONED WORLD
Posted on Aug.11.2009 @ 08:05PM EDT by chontri

Different winds come from all directions. Some are clear, some carry dust,
some are cold or hot, fierce gales or gentle breezes. In the same way
sensations arise in the body - pleasant or unpleasant or neutral.

When a meditator sees sensations as he does the winds, coming and
going, clear or dust laden, fierce or gentle, he will fully understand them
and be free from dependence on them. When he understands sensations
perfectly, he will see beyond this conditioned world.


 



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