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  When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master
Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
Hsing-k'ung replied:
-Suppose... continue...

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BODHISATTVA & BUDDHA
One day the deluded old man was asked by a man:
-How do you define a Bodhisattva?
-A Bodhisattva is the one who will not sink when walking on water and will not get burned when going through fire?
-And how do you define a Buddha?
-A Buddha is the one who will not sink when walking on water, and will not get burned when going through fire.
-So, what is the difference between a Bodhisattva an a Buddha?
-When a Buddha wants to sink, he immediately sinks or when he wants to get burned, he immediately get burned.
Meanwhile a Bodhisattva can't sink even when he wants to sink, he can't get burned even when he wants to get burned.

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