Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master. As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng. After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
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Posted on Sep.06.2009 @ 09:29AM EDT by chontri
In the teachings it says that: "All compounded things are like dreams, illusions, bubbles, and shadows; they are like dew and like lightning, and should be seen in this way."
What eye do you see with? When you have fully attained this eye,you will see the mountains, rivers, and earth do not ruin or adulterate yourself, nor do yourself ruin or adulterate the mountauns, rivers, and earth. There is no more sacred doctrines therein to make for understading or obstruction. And there is no ordinary convention to make for understanding or obstruction.
But can you believe it? If you can believe it, then consciouness conditioned by ignorance turns into endless meditation. If you can't belive it, endless meditation turns into consciousness conditioned by ignorance.
Ch'an master Tsu-hsin
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