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  Gudo was the emperor's teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his way to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka.... 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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