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Changqing’s “Seeing Form, Seeing Mind.”

Changqing’s “Seeing Form, Seeing Mind.”

Changqing asked Baofu, “Seeing form is no other than seeing mind. Do you see the boat?”
Baofu said, “Yes, I do.”
Changqing said, “Putting the boat aside, what is mind?”
Baofu pointed at the boat.

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Student: “Why did Baofu point at the boat when he was asked what mind was, putting the boat aside?”
Master: “Because he was told to put the boat aside.”

Commentary:
Don’t forget saying that seeing form is no other than seeing mind.
Don’t forget saying that Baofu pointed at the boat.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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