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  One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping
the court of the monastery, a man asked him:
-Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep?
Chao-chou replied:
-It came... continue...

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WHO AM I?
Another day, in the back yard of the Zen teacher's monastery, another learner asked him:

-Master, I would like to know who I am.
-What for is it to know something like that?
-Please teach me.
-Do you see the oak tree over there?
He asked back while looking at the tree.
-Yes, I do.
-It got the answer, go and ask it.

ChonTri 11/06/03


 



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