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.
Originally he is empty, vast, and clear.
Some time later, he suddenly takes some Being such as Brahma, God, Allah or Atman,Soul or the One, the Many, the All, etc...and stands that One in his way leading to whatever direction he goes, and gets himself busy with that One all the time in trying to identify himself with that One, maybe until he dies.
This is very strange, isn't it?
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