A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
Beware of gnawing The ideogram of nothingness: Your teeth will crack. Swallow it whole, And you’ve a treasure Beyond the hope Of Buddha and the Mind. The east breeze Fondles the horse’s ears: How sweet the smell of plum.
You can write long and good words. You can say many. What if i understand them only; as an irrelavant one sentence like is there anyone to talk to? it is written wise words the whole but what i understand is totaly different; i like this mind game of zen!