When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
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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