Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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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