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  One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's... continue...

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IT IS LIKE A LOTUS LEAF
It is like a lotus leaf beaten by hard rain,
Even some bit broken off,
It still doesn't get wet.

It's also like a piece of diamond hit by iron hammer,
Even some bit scratched,
It still doesn't loose the purity.

ChonTri 06/11/10


 



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