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Caption:Tibetan monks dressed as demons attend the Beating Ghost festival at the Yonghe Temple, also known as the Lama Temple, in Beijing on March 19, 2015. The Beating Ghost festival, or Da Gui festival in Chinese, is an important ritual of Ti...
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A random short story for you to ponder.
One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master, who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked: -From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean? The master replied: -One goes to the farm and harvests everyday, but the storage is always empty. -I do not understand. -The sun and the moon are ever bright, but clouds arise and cover. Then the master gave this verse: "A man of wisdom did not realize Tao. A man of delusion realized Tao. One who is sleeping soundly does not know what is fale or what is true."