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  One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master,
was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who
for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."

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FORM & FORMLESSNESS
When one no longer clings to form,
but still clings to formlessness;
this is like the sun in the east is covered by dark clouds.

A man of true wisdom clings to neither form nor formlessness.
Sometimes he takes a blade of grass and makes it ambrosia,
and sometimes he takes ambrosia and made it a blade of grass.

ChonTri


 



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