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."
WHAT IS CALLED IGNORANCE?
Posted on Aug.20.2009 @ 11:07PM EDT by chontri
Bhikkhus, what is ignorance? Not knowing suffering, Not knowing the origin of suffering, Not knowing the cessation of suffering, Not knowing the path leading to the cessation of suffering. This is called ignorance.
From "Samyutta Nikaya" of the Buddha Adapted from the Vietnamese version.
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