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  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."

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SELF & NO-SELF
Posted on Sep.01.2009 @ 12:03AM EDT by chontri

Supposedly,
there is someone who after having examined himself carefully
declares that there is self and clings to the existence of it;
and there is another who after having examined himself carefully
declares that there is no self at all, and clings to the non-existence of it;
and there is another who after having examined himself carefully declares
that it is beyond self and no-self and clings to the beyond-self-and-no-self.

Is there anything different among three of them?

ChonTri 08/31/2009


 



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