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  One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping
the court of the monastery, a man asked him:
-Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep?
Chao-chou replied:
-It came... continue...

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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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