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  Once upon a time, there were a father and a son of a family in a busy city. The father was a very skillful thief in the city. He was getting older and older and worried about his son, who was still rather young and knew nothing about his... continue...

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DREAM OR REALITY
When one took it as a dream, then it would be a dream to him.

When one took it as a reality, then it would be a reality to him.

If the two of them met each other on the road,
Each of them would take his own position.
At first it would be a talk.
Next, it would be an arguement or a quarrel.
Then it would be a fight.
At the end, it would be black-n-blue.
It would not be the way to understand each other.

That is why a whole man would not take it in either way.

He sees it as-it-is:
It comes, it lasts, it passes away, whether it is a dream or a reality.
It comes, it lasts, it passes away, whether it is true or false.

That's why it's called "Thus Comes and Thus Goes".

ChonTri


 



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