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  A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
-Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go.
Niaowo asked:
-Where will you go?
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas.
-Of... 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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