One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master, who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked:
-From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean?
LOOKING AT THE BAMBOO TREES
One day when the d.o.m. was looking at the bamboo trees in the back yard of a neighbor, he saw the tall bamboo trees were tall and the short ones are short. And one of the tall ones said to him: -You are too short!
The d.o.m. said: -O. K.
And one of the short ones said: -You are too tall.
He said: -O.K.
The conversation then ended.
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