Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
About Reality Truth Freedom which I have told some before;
What do we mean by no-thought? to keep your nature pure, Those who understand the teaching of no-thought penetrate the ten thousand teachings. Those who understand the direct teaching of no-thought reach the stage of enlightenment.
An old monk hardly has room for himself Much less for a visiting cloud-
Purity has no form The mind is then expansive like the clear blue sky through which clouds form and pass and clear continually
source:Hui neng Platform Sutra dailyzen,Part 1 Part 2
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