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  Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote... continue...

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SOUL & NO-SOUL
If there were a soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does exist,
Would his own ignorance, anger, greed or desire...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were no soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does not exist,
Would his own ignorance, anger, greed or desire...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were a soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does exist,
Would his own fear, restlessness, anxiety, sorrow, loneliness...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were no soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does not exist,
Would his own fear, restlessness, anxiety, sorrow, loneliness...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were a soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does exist,
Would the human race's conflicts, divisons, ocean of suffering be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were no soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does not exist,
Would the human race's conflicts, divisons, ocean of suffering be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

And this is also why it was said:
"The machine wheel does not move. When it moves, it run into either poles."

ChonTri


 



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