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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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A NEW COMER
One day, a newcomer got a chance and met a Zen teacher in front yard of his rural monastery - properly, a hut. He asked him:
-Master, I am a newcomer and I would like to learn something. Please teach me.
-There is nothing in here to teach or to learn.
He looked at the newcomer for little moment then walked away.

ChonTri 11/06/03


 



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