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  Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an,
this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
Later, when following the good teacher's guide, this monk... continue...

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WHERE ARE YOUR BUDDHA-DHARMAS?
There are some stones, trees, flowers, brooks, animals in the mountain where the old deluded man lives.

One day there was a visitor who came and asked him:
-It seems there are many things around here, but where are your Buddha-dharmas, Sir?
The d.o.m. said:
-You see the big stones are big; the small stones are small. The tall trees are tall; the short trees are short. The white flowers are white and the red flowers are red. What Buddha-dharmas are you talking about?

The visitor asked for a cup of tea, then left after that.

the d.o.m.


 



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