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  Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one
master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind,
Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist.
... continue...

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IF I WERE...
If I were a biologist or the like who would see that I have a mechanic-body and hold on that view, then I would have a body of pleasures and suffering.

If I were a psychologist or the like who would see that I have a mind and hold on that view,
then I would have a mind of accepting and denying without ends.

If I were a philosopher or the like who would see that body-n-mind are two entities and hold on that view,
then I would have mistaken two for one.

If I were a believer of a religion or the like who would see that body-n-mind are one,
then I would have mistaken one for two.

If I were a practitioner of a religion or the like who would see that I have had wonderful insights and hold on that view,
then I would have mistaken blindness for enlightenment. etc...

If I were any of the above,
then I would be the one who has mistaken wars for peace.

ChonTri


 



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