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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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THE TEACHING IS LIKE A RAFT
Posted on Aug.17.2009 @ 07:39PM EDT by chontri

O monks, even if you have insight that is pure and clear but you cling to
it, fondle it and treasure it, depend on it and are attached to it, then you
do not understand that the teaching is like a raft that carries you across
the water to the other shore but is then to be put down and not clung to.

From "Majjhima Nikaya" of the Buddha
Edited by Anne Bancroft


 



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