Ta-mei Fa-chang (752-839) was a Chinese Ch'an master. After he got awakened under the Great master Ma-tsu Tao-i (709-788), he went to the Ta-mei mountain and resided there.
One day there was a traveling monk who got lost in the Ta-mei...
WHY IS THERE STILL DUST?
One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping the court of the monastery, a man asked him: -Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep? Chao-chou replied: -It came trom outside. On another day, when the same thing happening, a monk asked him: -Sir, you are a man of good understanding, why do you still have dust? Chao-chou replied: -Look! another dust again.
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