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The Fire Dharma of Xuefeng and Xuansha

The Fire Dharma of Xuefeng and Xuansha

Xuefeng said to the assembly, “All Buddhas in the three worlds turn the dharma wheel in the fire.”
Xuansha said, “When the fire expounds dharma to all Buddhas in the three worlds, they stand and listen.”

Student: “How is it when all Buddhas in the three worlds turn the dharma wheel in the fire?”
Master: “Hidden.”
Student: “How is it when the fire expounds dharma to all Buddhas in the three worlds and they stand and listen?”
Master: “Revealed.”

Commentary:
When hidden, Buddhas have no intention to hide themselves.
When revealed, they have no intention to reveal themselves.
Whether they are hidden or revealed doesn’t depend on their decision but on your eyes and ears.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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