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  A wandering monk called Vaccha asked the Buddha if the Buddha would still exsist after death. The Buddha replied:
"Vaccha, the idea that I would exist or not exist after death - such ideas lead to dense jungles and arid deserts, to entanglements... continue...

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MOUNTAIN FLOWERS VALLEY STREAMS
A monk asked Ta-lung - a Chinese Ch'an master:
-The physical body will decompose, what about the hard and fast Dharma body?
Ta-lung replied:
-The mountain flowers bloom like brocade,
the valley streams are blue like indigo.


 



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