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The Secret of the Stone (1)

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  • NamoAmituofo
    ... For www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com |ThisMessage:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zeph/message/456 ... The Secret of the Stone (1) The following is fictitious.
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      The Secret of the Stone (1)



      The following is fictitious.
      Any resemblance to anyone dead, alive or in the bardo state is strictly a karmic coincidence!


      Each single mote of dust contains a billion rolls of sutras. 

      -Avatamsaka Sutra


      Once upon a time, there was a wise old man who realised the limitations of words and vowed to be a silent teacher. Some believed he was a Zen Master. One day, a scholarly layman who prided himself on his voluminous sutra studies was recommended to learn from him. Having arrived at the master's hut, he was shocked to find him a man of no words, and wondered how he was to learn anything from him. The master welcomed him with a smile, as he showed him to his room. To his surprise, there was nothing in the room other than a slab of stone in the middle. It must be the famed magic stone that he is rumoured to have. This must be a koan (Zen riddlle), he thought. Asking the master what it meant, he merely smiled.

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