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Master Langye’s “Original Purity”

Master Langye’s “Original Purity”

A monastic asked Zen master Huijue of Langye, “Purity is originally all embracing. How is it that mountains, rivers, and the great earth suddenly appear?” Langye said, “Purity is originally all embracing. How is it that mountains, rivers, and the great earth suddenly appear?”

Student: “Why did the master repeat his student’s question when he was asked instead of answering it?”
Master: “Don’t think of his kind and considerate answer as repeating the question.”

Commentary:
When Purity is all embracing, there is nothing that is not Purity.
When there is nothing that is not Purity, both Langye himself and what he said are all part of Purity.

©Boo Ahm
All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway http://ow.ly/i/Ap3d1

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