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?
LIVING IN THE TRIPLE WORLD
Posted on Nov.09.2011 @ 01:19PM EDT by chontri
To live in the triple world (realm) means to live: - in the realm of desires i.e. wants, greeds, lusts,... - in the realm of forms, i.e. phenomena or material things, - in in the realm of formlessness i. e. immaterial things. It is called triple world, actually, it's just one world which manifests in three ways.
Can one who is living in the world like that be free from all of those things?
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