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  A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water. more...

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FREE FROM IMAGING
One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or
independent of it or the owner of it.
The same with ear and all the other senses, including the mind.
Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or
contained in it or independent of it or the owner of it.

In this way, free from imaging, one no longer clings to the things
of the world. When one no longer clings, there is no more agitation,
insecurity, and worry. Being no longer worried, one can reach into
the depth of oneself and understand that where there has been lost
there is now fulfillment.

From "Samyutta Nikaya" of the Buddha


 



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