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  A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water. more...

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WHEN THE BUDDHA USED A LITTLE STICK
One day when the Buddha was sitting on grasses in a grove, a little deer
came about very close to him and showed its friendliness. The Buddha first
was> dearly to the little deer a little bit, then he grasped a little stick next to
him and suddenly gave the little deer a little hard hit at its butt. The little deer
got hit, scared, and running off as fast as it could. The Buddha then said:
"Little dear, I just didn't want you to get killed by a hunter."

ChonTri 01/16/2011


 



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