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?
IT IS THUS
Posted on Sep.25.2009 @ 06:02AM EDT by chontri
When a flower appears before it, it reflects the flower. When a bee appears before it, it reflects the bee. When an empty space appears before it, it reflects the empty space. When nothing appears before it, it reflects nothing. It is itself. No trace left on it. It is thus.
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