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...
SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
Time to time sitting on the top of the mountain alone. The moon's shining in the sky. There is neither the seer nor the seen, Neither the maker nor the made, Neither the knower nor the known. All's still and quiet. Alone! Absolutely Alone! When got down and back to the cave, The head's still intact and without a single hair on it.
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