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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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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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