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  Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one
master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind,
Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist.
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WHEN YOU ARE NOT THINKING...
Posted on Nov.12.2011 @ 08:56AM EDT by chontri

When you are not thinking, then the sun is the sun itself
and the moon is the moon itself.
When you are not thinking, then the blue sky is the blue sky itself
and white clouds are white clouds themselves.
When you are not thinking, then mountains are mountains themselves
and rivers are rivers themselves.
When you are not thinking, then green tea is green tea itself
and you are you yourself.

ChonTri 11/12/2011


 



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